Effective October 21, 2013 Dunwoody has stripped out requirements to require bike parking anywhere in our city.
Our 5-year old city just completed a 22-month long major re-write of our Zoning Ordinances. It was led by consultants, had an appointed citizen review committee and several public meetings. At the onset of the Re-Write Project in early 2012, I provided the consultants, Community Development Director and other key individuals and staff examples of Best Practices for Bicycle Parking. Why re-invent the wheel?
Nationally, there is a group of professionals called, The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. The APBP has produced an 83-page detailed document entitled, "Bicycle Parking Guidelines". I provided our planners this document as well. Regionally, several other municipalities spell out requirements in their zoning to provide Bike Parking. Examples include Athens-Clarke County, Decatur, Roswell, John's Creek, Savannah and Norcross -- to name a few. In Suwanee – receiving points towards Atlanta Regional Commission Green Communities Certification – their Ordinance spells out a requirement to have Bike Parking “at or near all City of Suwanee parks and community facilities.”
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