Suburb Proposes Bicycle Parking Ordinance

A Chicago suburb seeks to enhance opportunities and infrastructure for bicyclists.
February 6, 2004, 5am PST | C. Scott Smith
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The city's legal department is reviewing the proposed zoning change, which will likely come before the City Council in March. As proposed, it would require new businesses or apartment complexes -- or existing buildings that expand by more than 10 percent -- to include parking for bicycles based on the amount of parking provided for automobiles.If a new business requires a 100-space parking lot, it would have to include parking for at least five bicycles. For places likely to attract more bicycle riders, such as a swim club or community center, the percentage of bicycle parking jumps to 10 percent.

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Published on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 in The Chicago Tribune
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