Poster: Bicycle Storage in Multifamily Housing
Although building dense communities may encourage cycling, multi-unit residences often have crowded or underutilized bicycle storage areas that hinder active transportation choices. Using market housing as well as faculty and staff housing at the University of British Columbia campus, this study conducted a resident survey and field studies to determine bicycle storage demands and find latent demand. This study presents recommendations to improve municipal regulations regarding bicycle storage. It also suggests how planners can increase cycling mode share by improving bicycle parking hardware, shared storage design, and storage management programs.
Confirmed SpeakerCail Smith is completing the 2nd year of her Master’s program at the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning in Vancouver, Canada. Cail holds a federally awarded SSHRC Graduate Scholarship Master’s Award and also completed an autonomous vehicles research project as a City of Vancouver Greenest City Scholar in the summer of 2016. The bicycling storage project was completed as part of campus sustainability initiatives and builds on Cail’s interest in facilitating conversations that change how communities view active transportation.