Supporting increased bicycle access to and from corridor destinations requires bike racks and other facilities in sidewalk areas. Sidewalk space is limited and these facilities have specific functional and spatial requirements.
Bicycle racks and related facilities should be integrated into sidewalk design approaches. Sidewalk widening as recommended by the Guidelines allows flexibility to accommodate these elements. However, in many locations sidewalks will not be widened in the near term, if ever, yet these facilities will need to be accommodated.
Figures 5-19a and 5-19b depict alternate locations for bike bicycle parking: one adjacent to a frontage building with parallel orientation(s), the other perpendicular or diagonal to the frontage and adjacent to street tree wells. Minimum recommended clearance for parallel bike racks is 24 inches; minimum recommended clearance for perpendicular or angle racks is 36 inches. Large, multi-bike racks should have the same clearance requirements, but should be sited in locations where they do not conflict with pedestrian through access and spillout areas.