Much of the conversation around using bicycles as transport tends to focus on education and the need for political support to build infrastructure — separated bike lanes. But there is an often overlooked topic that is important. Even if people are able to use their bicycle to get to their destination, then what? Where do they put their bicycle?
Bicycle Parking Minimum Requirements
The City of Brampton recently published a draft technical paper on parking and loading standards. The document identifies opportunities to improve bicycle parking supply by implementing minimum bicycle parking requirements.
That’s starting to change.
The City of Brampton recently published a draft technical paper on parking and loading standards. In it, the document identifies opportunities to improve bicycle parking supply by implementing minimum bicycle parking requirements.
Read: Draft Technical Paper #9 – Parking and Loading Standards Review
The document recognizes that minimum bicycle parking requirements are not presently included in the City of Brampton Zoning By-law. This has resulted in low or inconsistent availability in bicycle parking supply. More bicycle parking supply can increase the convenience and security of cycling and provide an alternative to automobile parking.
The document further proposes to analyze travel patterns for areas of higher cycling activity and to further promote cycling by providing bicycle parking in lieu of automobile parking.
Adequate bicycle parking supply is sometimes a missing piece in using bicycles as transport. That the City of Brampton is starting to consider how to address this is excellent news for carfree transportation.
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