Zoning Bylaw No. 12375

Sections 8.5 & 8.6 Off-Street Bicycle Parking & End of Trip Facilities

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September 26, 2022
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Sections 8.5 & 8.6 Off-Street Bicycle Parking & End of Trip Facilities
8.5 Off-Street Bicycle Parking

8.5.1 Where any development is proposed, including new development, change of use of existing development, or enlargement of existing development, off-street bicycle parking shall be provided by the property owner in accordance with the requirements of this Bylaw.

8.5.2 The number of short-term and long-term bicycle parking spaces required for each use class is specified in Table 8.5 Minimum Bicycle Parking Required.

8.5.3 Where calculation of the total number of off-street bicycle parking spaces yields a fractional number:

  1. any fraction less than one-half (0.5) rounds down to the nearest whole integer (including zero); and
  2. any fraction one-half (0.5) or greater rounds up to the nearest whole integer.

8.5.4 Where the bicycle parking schedule does not clearly define requirements for a particular development the single use or combination of use most representative of the proposed development shall be used to determine the parking requirement.

8.5.5 Short-term bicycle parking standards:

  1. short-term bicycle parking must be conveniently located within: 15 metres of any main entrances (whether inside or outside of the building), a well-lit area, clearly visible to visitors, and subject to casual surveillance by occupants of the building(s).
  2. short-term bicycle parking spaces shall be provided in a bicycle rack that is permanently anchored to the ground or a wall.
  3. design and install short-term bicycle parking to the minimum dimensions shown in Table 8.5.1 Minimum Dimensions for Bicycle Parking and illustrated in Figure 8.5.1

8.5.6 Long-term bicycle parking standards:

  1. long-term bicycle parking must be located inside a building or within a secure, weather-protected, dedicated bicycle parking facility accessible to residents, employees, or other identified users of the building.
  2. the entry door into the long-term bicycle parking facility must have a minimum width of 0.9 metres.
  3. long-term bicycle parking spaces can be arranged in a ground-anchored or wall-mounted configuration provided that:
    (i) a minimum 50% of the required long-term bicycle parking shall be ground-anchored.
    (ii) wall-mounted bicycle racks located in front of an automobile stall within a parkade will only be counted towards the minimum long-term bicycle parking if the automobile stall meets the minimum regular - size vehicle standards.
  4. a minimum of 75% of the long-term bicycle parking spaces shall be located at-grade or within one storey of finished grade and shall be easily accessible to users.
  5. long-term bicycle parking spaces must have a minimum unobstructed height clearance of 1.9 metres between the floor and any mechanical equipment, or, if there is no mechanical equipment, between the floor and the ceiling.
  6. design and install long-term bicycle parking spaces to the minimum dimensions shown in Table 8.5.1 Minimum Dimensions for Bicycle Parking and illustrated in Figure 8.5.2.
  7. For any residential development a "bicycle repair and wash station" is required after 20 long-term bicycle parking stalls are required. For any commercial or industrial development see Section 8.6 End-of-Trip Facilities for "bicycle repair and wash station". A "bicycle repair and wash station" includes tools for bikes, a commercial grade pump, access to water, and a way to raise a bike up to perform simple maintenance.

8.5.7 Bicycle racks shall be:

  1. constructed of theft resistant material;
  2. securely anchored with tamper-proof hardware to the floor, building, or ground;
  3. constructed to support from two points on the bicycle frame for a horizontal rack; and
  4. constructed to enable the bicycle frame and at least one wheel to both be securely locked to the rack with a single U-style lock.

8.5.8 Bicycle Parking Incentives:
Within the Core Area, University South and Glenmore Valley Village Centres, the total minimum off-street vehicle parking requirements can be reduced by 20 percent (20%) up to a maximum of five (5) parking spaces (for the base parking requirement) subject to the provision of the bonus long-term bicycle parking spaces identified within Table 8.5.

Table 8.5 Minimum Bicycle Parking Required
m2 = square metres / GFA = gross floor area
Land Use / Type of DevelopmentBicycle Parking Spaces .4
Required Long-termBonus Long-termRequired Short-term
Apartment Housing (includes Supportive Housing & Student Residences)0.75 per bachelor, 1-bedroom, or 2-bedroom dwelling units
1.0 per 3-bedroom or more dwelling units
1.25 per bachelor or 1-bedroom dwelling unit
1.5 per 2-bedroom dwelling units
2.0 per 3-bedroom or more dwelling units
6.0 per entrance
Congregate Housing1.0 per 20 dwelling units plus 1.0 per 10 employeesn/a6.0 per entrance
TownhousesNo requirement .5n/a .14.0 or 1 per 5 units (whichever is greater) .2
Commercial Uses
Health Services
Education Services
Cultural and Recreation Services
Child Care Centre, Major:
 
GFA less than 1,000 m20.2 per 100 m2 of GFA0.4 per 100 m2 of GFA2.0 per entrance
 GFA 1,000 m2 to 2,000 m20.2 per 100 m2 of GFA0.4 per 100 m2 of GFA2.0 per entrance
GFA 2,000 m2 to 20,000 m20.2 per 100 m2 of GFA0.4 per 100 m2 of GFA4.0 per entrance
GFA greater than 20,000 m20.4 per 100 m2 of GFA0.8 per 100 m2 of GFA6.0 per entrance
Institutional Zones, except Education Services (See above)n/an/a6.0 per entrance
Hotels / Motels1.0 per 20 sleeping unitsn/a6.0 per entrance
Industrial Uses0.05 per 100 m2 of GFA .30.1 per 100 m2 of GFANo requirement
FOOTNOTES (Section 8.5):
.1 Townhouses without an attached private garage with direct entry from the garage to the dwelling unit can utilize the bonus bicycle parking provisions within apartment housing.
.2 Regulation only applies to lots with five (5) or more dwelling units.
.3 Industrial uses (for the purpose of bicycle parking calculations): means any principal or secondary use that is exclusively within an industrial zone. For example, if a principal or secondary use is within a commercial and an industrial zone then that use shall be calculated with the commercial bicycle parking rate (e.g. a food primary or liquor primary establishment located in an industrial area would use the commercial bicycle parking rate).
.4 All area numbers are based on gross floor area (GFA).
.5 The bike parking exclusion for townhouses only applies to dwelling units which each have a private garage, otherwise, the apartment housing category must be used to calculate the long term-bicycle parking requirement.
Table 8.5.1 Minimum Dimensions for Bicycle Parking
m = metres
 Ground Anchored RackWall Mounted Rack
Angle of rack (in an aerial perspective, measured from the plane of the nearest wall of a building)>45 degrees≤45 degrees>45 degrees≤45 degrees
Minimum space depth1.8 m1.45 m1.2 m1.2 m
Minimum aisle width1.5 m1.5 m1.5 m1.5 m
Minimum distance between bicycle racks (for racks that accommodate two or more bicycles)0.9 m1.3 m0.9 m1.3 m
Minimum distance between bicycle racks (for racks that accommodate no more than one bicycle)0.45 m0.65 m0.45 m0.65 m
Minimum distance between bicycle racks and wall, entrance door to bicycle storage facility, or another obstacle0.6 m0.6 m0.6 m0.6 m
Figure 8.5.1 - Short-Term Bicycle Parking Configuration Example
Zoning Bylaw - Figure 8.5.1 - Short-term bicycle parking configuration example
Figure 8.5.2 - Long-Term Bicycle Parking Configurations Examples
Zoning Bylaw - Figure 8.5.2 image 1, long-term bike parking example for 90 degree ground anchored racks
Zoning Bylaw - Figure 8.5.2 image 1, long-term bike parking example for 45 degree ground anchored racks
Zoning Bylaw - Figure 8.5.2 image 1, long-term bike parking example for 90 degree ground and wall racks
8.6 End of Trip Facilities

8.6.1 Where any commercial or industrial development is proposed, the end-of-trip facilities shall be provided in accordance with Table 8.6.1:

Table 8.6.1 Required End-of-Trip Facilities
Long-Term Bicycle Parking SpacesNumber of Showers
Number of ToiletsNumber of SinksNumber of Storage Lockers
0-30000
4-151110.5 lockers per bicycle space
16-292220.5 lockers per bicycle space
30-64 .14440.5 lockers per bicycle space
65 and over .1+2 for each additional 30 bicycle spaces+2 for each additional 30 bicycle spaces+2 for each additional 30 bicycle spaces0.5 lockers per bicycle space
FOOTNOTES (Section 8.6.1):
.1 End-of-trips shall include a "bicycle repair and wash station" including tools for bikes, a commercial grade pump, access to water, and way to raise a bike up to perform simple maintenance. A "bicycle repair and wash station" is required after 4 long term bike parking stalls are required.