SF BOS Land Use and Economic Development Committee Meeting: Bike Parking Requirements
3. 130528 [Planning, Environment Codes – Bicycle Parking Standards; In Lieu Fee]
Ordinance amending the Planning Code to revise the bicycle parking standards, allow a portion of the bicycle parking requirements to be satisfied by payment of an in lieu fee, allow automobile parking spaces to be reduced and replaced by bicycle parking spaces,
and authorize the Zoning Administrator to waive or modify required bicycle parking; amending the Environment Code to revise cross-references to the Planning Code and make technical amendments; and making environmental findings, Planning Code, Section 302, findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1.
The Board of Supervisors Land Use & Economic Development Committee will be hearing and voting on updates to the Planning Code requirements for bike parking in new and renovated buildings. After unanimous passage at the SF Planning Commission, these changes move forward for final adoption. After years of advocacy from the SF Bicycle Coalition, the Planning Department brought forward changes to require more bike parking in both residential and commercial buildings, and a slew of other ways to improve the security of bike parking all across the city. Find out more at sfbike.org/planningcode.