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== Cafe ==
== Cafe ==
'''Location''': SE corner of Cafe, between entrance and door to Ballroom.  
:'''Location''': SE corner of Cafe, between entrance and door to Ballroom.  
 
:'''Size''': up to 440 sqft (preferably less!)
'''Size''': up to 440 sqft (preferably less!)
:'''# Bikes''': up to 48-88 (5-9 sqft/bike).
 
:'''Pros''': Eats up prime Cafe space.
'''# Bikes''': up to 48-88 (5-9 sqft/bike).
:'''Cons''': Tons of space available.
 
'''Pros''': Eats up prime Cafe space.
 
'''Cons''': Tons of space available.


== Storage 3 ==
== Storage 3 ==
'''Location''': Storage room in SE corner of building, next to ballroom former entry. "Storage [3]" on map.  
:'''Location''': Storage room in SE corner of building, next to ballroom former entry. "Storage [3]" on map.  
 
:'''Size''': awkward space, around 144 sqft.
'''Size''': awkward space, around 144 sqft.
:'''# Bikes''': 16-28 (5-9 sqft/bike).
 
:'''Pros''': Out of the way.
'''# Bikes''': 16-28 (5-9 sqft/bike).
:'''Cons''': Small and awkward. Haven't checked out space in person! May not be feasible and/or require some construction.
 
'''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 =
= Outdoor bike parking =
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Note that there are some trees in front of the building that would cut into bike storage space.
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)
:'''Size''': 80 ft on 48th Street, max 83 ft on Shattuck (minus trees)


=== Option 1: hanging hooks ===
=== Option 1: hanging hooks ===
'''# Bikes''': up to 108 (at 1.5 ft per hook)
:'''# 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.
'''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.
 
'''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 ===
=== Option 2: perpendicular bike rack ===
Bike perpendicular to building.
Bike perpendicular to building.
 
:'''# Bikes''': up to 146 (9 bikes in 10 ft rack)
'''# 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
'''Pros''': Can pack in bikes much more tightly
 
'''Cons''': Eats up more space on sidewalk


=== Option 3: parallel bike rack ===
=== Option 3: parallel bike rack ===
Bikes parallel to building.
Bikes parallel to building.
 
:'''# Bikes''':
'''# Bikes''':
:'''Pros''': Easier to scale how much sidewalk we're using
 
:'''Cons''': Lose some space between bike racks for access
'''Pros''': Easier to scale how much sidewalk we're using
 
'''Cons''': Lose some space between bike racks for access


== Side walk ==
== 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'''.
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
'''Size''': similar to building facade


=== Option 1: perpendicular bike rack ===
=== Option 1: perpendicular bike rack ===
Bikes perpendicular to parked cars. City of Oakland requires sidewalk at least 165" wide (13 3/4 ft)! (Or 135" wide - 11 1/4 ft - for diagonal arrangement.)
Bikes perpendicular to parked cars. City of Oakland requires sidewalk at least 165" wide (13 3/4 ft)! (Or 135" wide - 11 1/4 ft - for diagonal arrangement.)
 
:'''# Bikes''': up to 122, based on City of Oakland inverted U racks, 32" per rack, 2 bikes per rack.
'''# Bikes''': up to 122, based on City of Oakland inverted U racks, 32" per rack, 2 bikes per rack.
:'''Pros''': Packs in bikes much more tightly
 
:'''Cons''': Eats up more space on sidewalk
'''Pros''': Packs in bikes much more tightly
 
'''Cons''': Eats up more space on sidewalk


=== Option 2: parallel bike rack ===
=== Option 2: parallel bike rack ===
Bikes parallel to parked cars. City of Oakland requires sidewalk at least 8 1/2 ft wide; may be reduced to 8 ft.
Bikes parallel to parked cars. City of Oakland requires sidewalk at least 8 1/2 ft wide; may be reduced to 8 ft.
 
:'''# Bikes''': up to 50, based on City of Oakland inverted U racks, 6.5 ft per rack, 2 bikes per rack.
'''# Bikes''': up to 50, based on City of Oakland inverted U racks, 6.5 ft per rack, 2 bikes per rack.
:'''Pros''': Easier to scale how much sidewalk we're using
 
:'''Cons''': Lose some space between bike racks for access
'''Pros''': Easier to scale how much sidewalk we're using
 
'''Cons''': Lose some space between bike racks for access


== In-Street Bicycle Parking Corral ==
== In-Street Bicycle Parking Corral ==
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== Bike storage room at Watergate ==
== Bike storage room at Watergate ==
'''Type''': locked room
:'''Type''': locked room
 
:'''Configuration''': hanging hooks, 1.5ft apart
'''Configuration''': hanging hooks, 1.5ft apart
:'''Size''': 16.5 x 24 ft, 396 sqft.
 
:'''# Bikes''': 44
'''Size''': 16.5 x 24 ft, 396 sqft.
:'''Sqft/bike''': 9
 
'''# Bikes''': 44
 
'''Sqft/bike''': 9


== Design Guidelines ==
== Design Guidelines ==

Revision as of 15:31, 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.

TODO:

  • Measure sidewalk width! City of Oakland requires 8.5 ft sidewalks to allow installing a bike rack. May be reduced to 8 ft. Minimum side walk width for perpendicular bike racks is 165" (13 3/4ft)!
  • Someone should read Oakland's bike parking regulations!


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. City of Oakland requires sidewalk at least 165" wide (13 3/4 ft)! (Or 135" wide - 11 1/4 ft - for diagonal arrangement.)

# Bikes: up to 122, based on City of Oakland inverted U racks, 32" per rack, 2 bikes per 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. City of Oakland requires sidewalk at least 8 1/2 ft wide; may be reduced to 8 ft.

# Bikes: up to 50, based on City of Oakland inverted U racks, 6.5 ft per rack, 2 bikes per rack.
Pros: Easier to scale how much sidewalk we're using
Cons: Lose some space between bike racks for access

In-Street Bicycle Parking Corral

One rack every 32", on a diagonal. Each rack fits two bikes. One standard car parking space fits 5 racks - 10 bikes.

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.

City of Oakland Event Bike Parking Requirements, Guidelines and Resources!

  • Only required for events > 5000 attendees.

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

City of Oakland!

Other

Commercial storage options

  • Grid Rack - closest spacing is 9 bikes in 10 ft rack, or 6.66 sqft/bike (this type of rack may not be allowable for sidewalk bike parking by City of Oakland)
  • Stretch Rack - 2-tier rack, stores 10 bikes in 6 ft space. Works out to ~5 sqft/bike if you include corridor between racks.