In-Street Bicycle Parking: What, When, Where and How Much?

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In-Street Bicycle Parking: What, When, Where and How Much?

In-Street Bicycle Parking: What, When, Where and How Much?Increasingly communities face the dilemma of bicycles and pedestrians competing for scarce sidewalk space. As pedestrian activity increases wider sidewalks are needed, while as cycling increases more bicycle parking—traditionally placed on sidewalks—is also needed. In-street bicycle corrals allow agencies to place bicycle parking in the street, off the pedestrian way, resolving this conflict and making more efficient use of existing parking spaces. However, jurisdictions may hesitate to undertake bicycle corrals since there are few design examples and little specific guidance on which to base such projects. Planners, engineers, developers and advocates should attend this webinar to learn how to scale up bicycle parking to meet growing demand while avoiding negative impacts to the pedestrian environment.

Placing bicycle parking in the street presents unique challenges for traffic engineers and streetscape designers. Issues include roadway operations, cyclist and pedestrian safety, placement of a bike corral in relation to other sidewalk and street design elements, pedestrian flows and adjacent land uses. The webinar will address these challenges with examples of successful in-street bicycle parking projects (examples from New York City, Washington D.C. and Portland). Presenters will also define best practices for providing bicycle parking in the street and discuss how a program might progress, beginning with public process and moving through costs, installation, and maintenance.

Presenters include Eric Anderson, City of Berkeley, California; Sarah Figliozzi, Portland Bureau of Transportation; Chris Holben, District Department of Transportation; and Hayes Lord, New York City Department of Transportation.

The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) will be hosting the next Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) monthly webinar on Wednesday, May 16 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (PST). The topic is In-Street Bicycle Parking: What, When, Where and How Much? If you are interested in attending, RSVP via e-mail at kpasco@AlamedaCTC.org.
The webinar is presented at the Alameda CTC offices at 1333 Broadway, Suite 300 in Downtown Oakland (at City Center/12th Street BART). Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.
The Alameda CTC pays the APBP registration fee of $50, so attendance is free and open to all.
APBP has applied to the AICP for one Certification Maintenance credit for this webinar. A certificate of attendance for those wanting to claim Professional Development Hours will be available.

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