Planning & Zoning Policies & Practices
Designing streets and parking lots to accommodate for pedestrian and bicycle traffic helps decrease greenhouse gas emissions due to automobile exhaust and encourages healthy activity amongst citizens.
- Requires at least three bicycle parking spaces or 5 percent of the required off-street vehicle parking spaces be required for nonresidential uses
- After the first 50 bicycle parking spaces, the number of additional spaces reduces to 2 percent of the off-street vehicle parking spaces.
- Libraries and schools provide at least 10 bicycle parking spaces or 10 percent of the required vehicle parking spaces, whichever is greater (78)
- Has an extensive bicyclist/pedestrian trail system
- Is in the process of developing a complete streets program
- Has an extensive trail system that accommodates bicycle and pedestrian traffic
- Has construction policies, dating back to 1993, that allow for bicycle/pedestrian use of streets and roadways (79)
- Has a multi-department bicycle planning process
- Was first community in the area to have a bicycle master plan (80)?(81)
- Designated a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists
Last updated January 27, 2011
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