A Resource for Green Businesses in San Francisco
Discover the Benefits of Secure Bicycle Parking:
Good for Employee Health and Morale Lowers Parking Costs
Reduces Your Companys Impact on the Environment
What is secure bicycle parking?
Our building wants to install bike parking. Where do we
Bike parking graphics courtesy of David Baker + Partners,
ArchitectsPhotographs by Adam Aufdencamp, Pamela Palma, and the SF
Designated indoor bike room with locking system
Bike cage in a garage
Garage racks directly adjacent to an attendant booth
Designated bike space inside an office
See the San Francisco Bicycle Coalitions online resource
Secure Bicycle Parking Resources
Locate the bike parking in a well-lit, well-traveled area.
Follow guidelines for installing bike racks properly!
Inform employees and tenants of this important amenity.
Advertise bike parking with prominent signage.
Emergency Ride Home provides a free or low cost ride home in
case of emergency for employees who bike, walk, or take transit to
How to make secure bicycle parking work:
Make sure that racks are not installed too close to each
Bike Parking and the Emergency Ride Home program:
The program eases the worry of being stranded at the office, so
employees can leave their cars at home!
To find out more about Emergency Ride Home: www.sferh.org
Compliment your secure bike parking with the Citys Emergency
Ride Home program.
Increase the benefits you offer employees by enrolling in the
citys Emergency Ride Home program, a free or low cost service for
cycling employees who need to get somewhere quick!
Charles Schwab provides bike parking to create commute options,
promote employee well-being and fitness, and help reduce
David Baker + Partners, Architects
For David Baker + Partners, Architects, provid-ing secure
bicycle parking is not just an environ-mentally sound decision, its
also fiscally smart.
When asked about his decision to install bike parking, Baker
notes, We can provide secure bike parking for free instead of
forcing employees to pay the $200-plus per month that it costs to
park a car in a garage. Thats a smart bottom-line decision for both
the business and our employees.
Adobe Systems, Inc.
San Francisco Health Plan
San Francisco Health Plan sees providing secure bicycle parking
as a way of promoting healthy, energizing commute options.
When San Francisco Health Plan discovered that bikes were
prohibited inside their new building, CEO Jean Fraser told the
building manager that the lack of bike access would be the deal
breaker. Fraser worked with the building manager to have a bike
cage installed in an unused sec-tion of the buildings garage.
Every time I use the bike room in my building, its filled to
about 80% capacity. Its even more crowded when the weather is good.
- Jorge Diaz, Senior Systems Analyst
10-12 bikes fit into the garages secure bike cage, accomodating
the 14% of San Francisco Health Plans workforce who bike. San
Francisco Health Plan is looking into expanding the capacity of the
cage as more people choose to pedal to work.
The fact that Adobe provides secure places to park my bike makes
it easier to choose the bicycle as my commute option. - Yuko
Chapman, Localization Quality Engineer
The office provides three different types of bike parking. An
innovative system of pulleys and hooks called bike hoists allow
employees to lift bikes overhead. Other employees keep bikes in
their cubicles. Outdoor racks provide a place for visitors to park
for shorter periods of time.
Secure bicycle parking also serves the bottom line
Providing secure bicycle parking for over ten years
At their office at 101 Montgomery Street, Schwab installed the
secure bike room pic-tured here. Employees can sign up for the
service online, then use a simple key card sys-tem to access the
Schwab provides over 140 bike parking spac-es at their offices
Bicycle parking is part of Adobes Alternative Commute
THE TECHNOLOGY:The garage in Adobes SOMA building has 2 bike
cages. Each cage holds 23 bikes, for a total of 46 spaces. The
cages use a simple key card system to admit both employees and
Employees at Adobe can also choose to store their bicycles in
SF Health Plan prioritized bike parking in their lease
Along with shower facilities and shuttles to transit stations,
secure bike parking is part of Adobes Alternative Commute
Strategies and SuccessesMaking employee health and sustainable
transportation a priority with secure bike parking