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    Sustainable Streets Livable Streets

    Strategy for Long-TermBicycle Parkingin San Francisco

    November 8, 2013

    Financial Services

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    Sustainable Streets Livable Streets ii

    Board of DirectorsTom Nolan | ChairmanCheryl Brinkman | Vice-ChairmanMalcolm Heinicke

    Jerry LeeJol RamosCristina Rubke

    Director of TransportationEdward Reiskin

    Sustainable Streets Contributing Staff Bridget Smith

    Seleta ReynoldsHeath MaddoxMatt LaskyJessica Kuo

    SFMTA - Abou t usThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is responsible for theplanning, implementation, regulation, maintenance and operation of the multimodaltransportation system in the City and County of San Francisco. The citys transportationsystem includes transit, paratransit, streets, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, parking,traffic controls, and taxi services.

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    Preparation of this report was made possible entirely by theSan Francisco County Transportation Authority through a

    grant ofProposition K Local Transportation Sales Tax funds.

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    Table of Contents

    Executive Summary ........................................................................................................... 1

    Introduction ................................................................................................................. 3 1.

    Purpose ................................................................................................................ 3 1.1. Context ................................................................................................................. 3 1.2.

    Locations, Categories and Types ............................................................................... 5 2. Locations .............................................................................................................. 5 2.1.

    2.1.1. Transit Centers ............................................................................................... 5

    2.1.2. Employment and Retail Centers ..................................................................... 5

    2.1.3. Residential Areas ........................................................................................... 6

    Categories ............................................................................................................ 6 2.2.

    Parking Types ....................................................................................................... 7 2.3.2.3.1. Bicycle Lockers .............................................................................................. 7

    2.3.2. Unattended Bicycle Areas .............................................................................. 9

    2.3.3. Attended Bicycle Stations ............................................................................. 10

    Lessons Learned From National and International Examples................................... 13 3. Cost Effectiveness and Operations ..................................................................... 13 3.1. User Cost ............................................................................................................ 13 3.2. Location and Diversity ........................................................................................ 14 3.3.

    Monumental facilities .......................................................................................... 15 3.4. Rack Type ........................................................................................................... 15 3.5. Access to Amenities ........................................................................................... 16 3.6.

    Existing Facilities ...................................................................................................... 17 4. Office & Residential Garages .............................................................................. 17 4.1. SFMTA Garages ................................................................................................. 17 4.2. Caltrain ............................................................................................................... 19 4.3. BART .................................................................................................................. 19 4.4.

    Public Institutions ................................................................................................ 20

    4.5. Policies ..................................................................................................................... 22 5. Best Practices ..................................................................................................... 22 5.1. San Francisco Planning Code ............................................................................ 23 5.2. San Francisco Environmental Code ................................................................... 24 5.3. San Francisco Bicycle Plan ................................................................................ 24 5.4. Local and Regional Coordination ........................................................................ 24 5.5.

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    5.5.1. Caltrain ......................................................................................................... 25

    5.5.2. BART ............................................................................................................ 25

    5.5.3. Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) ...................................................... 26

    Needs Assessment ................................................................................................... 27 6. Demand Analysis ................................................................................................ 27 6.1.

    6.1.1. Methodology ................................................................................................. 27

    6.1.2. Data Used .................................................................................................... 27

    6.1.3. Results ......................................................................................................... 28

    Location of Proposed Attended Bicycle Parking ................................................. 31 6.2. Bicyclist and Commuter Survey Results ............................................................. 33 6.3.

    6.3.1. Development ................................................................................................ 33

    6.3.2. Deployment and Circulation ......................................................................... 33

    6.3.3. Results ......................................................................................................... 33

    Conclusions ........................................................................................................ 41 6.4. Recommendations for Long-Term Bicycle Parking ................................................... 43 7.

    Locations in San Francisco ................................................................................. 43 7.1. Types of Facilities ............................................................................................... 44 7.2.

    7.2.1. Bicycle Lockers ............................................................................................ 44

    7.2.2. Unattended Bicycle Parking ......................................................................... 47

    7.2.3. Attended Bicycle Parking ............................................................................. 49

    Total Costs .......................................................................................................... 52 7.3. Recommendations for Continued Long-Term Bicycle Parking Success ................... 55 8.

    Marketing ............................................................................................................ 55 8.1. Monitoring and Evaluation of Facilities ............................................................... 55 8.2. Local & Regional Coordination ........................................................................... 56 8.3.

    8.3.1. Intra-Agency Coordination ............................................................................ 56

    8.3.2. Interagency Coordination ............................................................................. 56

    8.3.3. Regional Coordination .................................................................................. 56

    City and Public Review ....................................................................................... 57 8.4. Appendix 1 Review of Long Term Bicycle Parking Best Practices from Other Cities andTransit Agencies .............................................................................................................. 58

    Appendix 2 Survey ........................................................................................................ 60

    Appendix 3 Survey Flyer ............................................................................................... 63

    Appendix 4 Long-Term Bicycle Parking in Other Cities ................................................ 64

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