Bicycle Parking Regulations for Multi-Unit Residential Buildings in Toronto

Bicycle parking is a critical component of urban cycling infrastructure, especially in multi-unit residential buildings where the availability and quality of bicycle parking can influence bicycle ownership and use. This paper describes a research program undertaken by the City of Toronto to provide an empirical basis for updating bicycle parking regulations in the City's zoning bylaw. Using data from travel surveys and a targeted survey of bicycle owners in recently-constructed multi-unit residential buildings, the research determined the current demand for bicycle parking in different areas of the city, and the effectiveness of existing regulations in meeting the bicycle parking needs of residents. The paper provides a brief history of bicycle parking regulations, outlines a case for regulating bicycle parking in multi-unit residential buildings, and documents the evolution of bicycle parking regulations in Toronto from their origins to the current situation. Following the presentation of research results, the paper discusses the process for translating research results into regulations by anticipating future trends in bicycle ownership and considering the City's policies to encourage cycling. The paper concludes by summarizing the outcomes of the research program and providing directions for further research. (A) For the covering abstract of this conference see ITRD record number 201309RT334E.

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    • RIEKKO, H
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.
  • Monograph Title: Calgary 2013 - The Many Faces of Transportation - Technical Compendium

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  • Accession Number: 01494305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD, TAC
  • Created Date: Sep 24 2013 1:00PM