Bicycle Parking Bylaw
BYLAW: Bicycle Parking
MUNICIPALITY: Bedford, Massachusetts
DATE OF ADOPTION: March 25,2002
Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Bicycle Parking (by petition)
Voted, that the Town amend Section 7.4 Parking Regulations of the Bedford Zoning Bylaws by inserting the following section:
Insert the following language as the third paragraph in section 7.4.1 Required Spaces:
'To encourage the use of bicycles to reduce traffic congestion and to release motor vehicle parking places by providing secure bicycle parking facilities"
Insert the following language as a new section 7.4.4
7.4.4 Bicycle Parking Facilities
126.96.36.199 Requirement One bicycle parking space is required for every 20 motor vehicle parking spaces, with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 40. No bicycle parking is required where there are fewer than 20 motor vehicle parking spaces. Any property owner required to have bicycle parking may elect to establish a shared bicycle parking facility with any other property owner within the same block to meet these requirements.
188.8.131.52 Conversion of Automobile Parking Spaces For properties having 100 automobile parking spaces or more, one automobile parking space as required by the preceding sections of this Parking Regulation may be converted to bicycle parking for up to 15 bicycles. For every 200 automobile parking spaces or portion thereof, one automobile parking space may be converted to bicycle parking and yet shall still be counted as a parking space for the purpose of meeting the requirement of section 7.4.1 Required Spaces.
184.108.40.206 Placement and Access Bicycle Parking shall be situated near the primary entrance(s) of the property. Bicycle Parking apparatus shall not be installed in a manner which will cause obstruction of pedestrian or motor vehicle traffic.Bicycle Parking shall be situated in such a way that normal snow removal activities and snow storage do not impact the bicycle parking facility.
220.127.116.11 Security Bicycle Parking apparatus shall be of a high-security design to which the frame and wheel of a parked bicycle may be attached; installed in a visible location so as to deter vandalism and theft; and permanently mounted to the ground or to a building or other immovable structure.
18.104.22.168 Dimensional Regulation Each bicycle parking space shall be sufficient to accomodate a bicycle 7 feet in length and 2 feet in width. Inverted U frame or other racks approved by the Planning Board that support the bicycle at 2 or more points above the center of gravity are required.
22.214.171.124 Exemption from Bicycle Parking Requirement The following facilities are exempt from bicycle parking requirements: private residences; elderly housing; nursing home; hotel; motel; lodging house; child care facility; auto service station or auto body shop; vehicular dealership; repair garage; and funeral home."
Amend section 126.96.36.199 Report of Planning Board, paragraph (c) to include the italicized word as follows:
"... the convenience and safety of vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian movement within the site."