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'''Sqft/bike''': 9
'''Sqft/bike''': 9
== Design Guidelines ==
* [http://www.townofchapelhill.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=3361 APBP Bicycle Parking Guidelines]
* [http://www.sarisparking.com/planning/bike-parking-design-guidelines Bike Parking Design Guidelines]


== Commercial storage options ==
== Commercial storage options ==


[http://www.sarisparking.com/planning/bike-parking-design-guidelines Bike Parking Design Guidelines]
*[http://www.sarisparking.com/product/grid-rack/ Grid Rack] - closest spacing is 9 bikes in 10 ft rack, or 6.66 sqft/bike
 
*[http://www.sarisparking.com/product/stretch-rack/ Stretch Rack] - 2-tier rack, stores 10 bikes in 6 ft space. Works out to ~5 sqft/bike if you include corridor between racks.
[http://www.sarisparking.com/product/grid-rack/ Grid Rack] - closest spacing is 9 bikes in 10 ft rack, or 6.66 sqft/bike
 
[http://www.sarisparking.com/product/stretch-rack/ Stretch Rack] - 2-tier rack, stores 10 bikes in 6 ft space. Works out to ~5 sqft/bike if you include corridor between racks.

Revision as of 11:56, 10 June 2014

Parking will likely be a significant factor in our negotiations with city planners and the neighborhood. Having a solid plan for bike parking may help alleviate some of those concerns.

Indoor bike storage

Regular building occupants should have priority access. If we estimate typical (non-event) daily peak occupancy at around 50 people for the whole building, then indoor storage for 20-30 bikes seems reasonable.

Cafe

Location: SE corner of Cafe, between entrance and door to Ballroom.

Size: up to 440 sqft (preferably less!)

# Bikes: up to 48-88 (5-9 sqft/bike).

Pros: Eats up prime Cafe space.

Cons: Tons of space available.

Storage 3

Location: Storage room in SE corner of building, next to ballroom former entry. "Storage [3]" on map.

Size: awkward space, around 144 sqft.

# Bikes: 16-28 (5-9 sqft/bike).

Pros: Out of the way.

Cons: Small and awkward. Haven't checked out space in person! May not be feasible and/or require some construction.

Outdoor bike parking

For regular events/classes. Aim for ~50 outside spots?

Along building facade

Note that there are some trees in front of the building that would cut into bike storage space.

Size: 80 ft on 48th Street, max 83 ft on Shattuck (minus trees)

Option 1: hanging hooks

# Bikes: up to 108 (at 1.5 ft per hook)

Pros: Good use of vertical space. Only takes up ~3.5 ft around outside of building.

Cons: Biggest eyesore option (or biggest statement about importance of bike use!) Limited to spacing between hooks (~1.5 ft between hooks); hard to cram in more bikes.

Option 2: perpendicular bike rack

Bike perpendicular to building.

# Bikes: up to 146 (9 bikes in 10 ft rack)

Pros: Can pack in bikes much more tightly

Cons: Eats up more space on sidewalk

Option 3: parallel bike rack

Bikes parallel to building.

# Bikes:

Pros: Easier to scale how much sidewalk we're using

Cons: Lose some space between bike racks for access

Side walk

How much space would the city let us use up on the sidewalk? How much width are we legally required to leave? It would be useful for someone to walk by and measure how wide the sidewalk exactly is.

Size: similar to building facade

Option 1: perpendicular bike rack

Bikes perpendicular to parked cars.

# Bikes: up to 146 (9 bikes in 10 ft rack)

Pros: Packs in bikes much more tightly

Cons: Eats up more space on sidewalk

Option 2: parallel bike rack

Bikes parallel to parked cars.

# Bikes:

Pros: Easier to scale how much sidewalk we're using

Cons: Lose some space between bike racks for access

Overflow bike parking for events

Would the City allow us to convert some parking spaces on the street to bike parking? A moveable bike rack could probably store ~10 bikes in the space of a single car.

Reference designs

These are some examples of actual real-world bike storage/parking places

Bike storage room at Watergate

Type: locked room

Configuration: hanging hooks, 1.5ft apart

Size: 16.5 x 24 ft, 396 sqft.

# Bikes: 44

Sqft/bike: 9

Design Guidelines

Commercial storage options

  • Grid Rack - closest spacing is 9 bikes in 10 ft rack, or 6.66 sqft/bike
  • Stretch Rack - 2-tier rack, stores 10 bikes in 6 ft space. Works out to ~5 sqft/bike if you include corridor between racks.