The city of Columbus has overhauled legislation on parking at new developments, seeking to limit parking spaces and expand amenities for cyclists, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
Here’s a rundown of the new requirements:
– Every type of building — bowling alleys, churches, shopping centers, restaurants, office buildings, etc. — must provide a minimum of two bike-parking spaces.
– Bigger places must provide an extra bike parking spot for every 20 car-parking spaces, up to a maximum of 20 bike spaces.
– Bike racks must be anchored to the ground and support a bicycle upright in two places.
– The rules apply for new developments or when a building’s use changes (if a restaurant becomes a retail store, for example).
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