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Bicycle Parking and Storage Inside and Out

GBCI: 0920013095

Lack of secure bicycle parking and storage is one of the top barriers to increased bicycle ridership. However, there is much more to selecting functional and appropriate bike storage than installing a few racks at the building sidewalk. This course examines best practices for bicycle racks and shelters for indoor and outdoor bicycle parking and storage, including typical municipal guidelines and regulations, incentives, guidance on shelters and rack planning and design.
Eligible for 1.0 CE HOUR.
  • 1.0 CE

  • LU/HSW

Rating system: v4, v2009



Globally, bicycle ridership is growing, however, as cycling in the USA and Canada represents only 1% of trips, the global average is 6%. Various surveys identify the lack of continuous/connected lanes, vehicle and pedestrian conflicts and lack of secure parking and storage as the three top barriers to increased ridership. This lack of suitable (safe, weatherproof) storage at destination plays a critical, and often underestimated, role in discouraging ridership. In this course we’ll take a look at not only the options for secure and safe storage of bicycles but also, guidelines, regulations and incentives for providing storage and planning tips for selecting and designing bicycle storage.


  1. Plan the most appropriate bicycle parking solutions to meet cyclist needs.
  2. Design and lay out efficient and functional bike rooms and storage areas.
  3. Integrate bicycle storage and shelter solutions into municipal biking infrastructure and building design.
  4. Optimize LEED®, WELL and PARKSMART cycle related points for buildings or renovations.
  5. Select the most durable, crime and weather resistant, and cost effective bicycle parking shelters.
  6. Develop a solid business case for high quality bicycle parking shelters and storage.
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AEC Daily Corporation
Buffalo, NY
United States


Richard Cohen