I work at a SA Health facility that is currently under going major renovations including new buildings, diverted roads etc etc. On completion of the hospital campus the staff will be required to pay for parking and I expect that some will be reviewing the way the get to work and some may even opt to commute by bicycle.
I've heard that any changes to a shopping precinct or new buildings have certain requirements for car parking spaces. Does anyone know if there are any such rules or at least guidelines regarding provision of parking spaces for bicycles?
I'll raise the issue at a planning/information day that is coming up soon. It would be really nice if the SA Govt, in keeping with some of their planning principles, had included parking facilities for bicycles. Secure and under cover might be too much to hope for though.
One of the FMC expansions (the new Maternity Wing) includes secure bike parking and change room shower facilities.
Hardly anyone knows about it - so keep it secret (access via the volunteers car park - shhhh).
Again, not sure if it helps...
There have been Australian guidelines from some years. Although I was unable to persuade my local council to follow these around 2003 when it gave planning approval for a shopping mall on Prospect Road.
Have you heard of Austroads, in particular 'Guide to Traffic Engineering Practice: Part 14 -- Bicycles', 2nd edition, published in 1999? On page 133 is the Table 10-1: Bicycle Parking - Provision for Planning Purposes. The table lists 34 types of land use, with employee / resident parking spaces, class (type of parking with its security), visitor / shopper parking spaces, class. Includes General Hospital, 1 per 15 beds, class1 or high security for employees, 1 per 30 beds, low security for visitors.
I do not know if this table has changed. In 2010 Austroads was re-written and cycling info placed through-out many volumes with total cost around $1,500. I have not bought this. Recently Austroads compiled much of the cycling info in a downloadable file. Yet to download and peruse. Refer to post with heading Cycling Aspect of Austroads at http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/lookforcyclists/forum/topics/...
Stephen, I work at UniSA in the Facilities Management Unit and it's our policy whenever we build anything new to put in bicycle storage facilities and this is usually a cage with bike racks accessed with a swipe card.
I would be staggered but not surprised if a government building did not include bike storage areas.
Steven, I do not know which Uni campus you work at. Can you offer suggestions re the below?
I often attend presentations on the environment or IT, at the East Campus or West Campus. There is little bicycle parking on North Terrace near the Frome Street corner, and many bikes informally parked. A Prospect BUG member asked if I would look into this, while I am coordinator of Adelaide BUG as well. When I attend the West Campus and enter the quadrangle off North Terrace, I cannot see bicycle parking and park informally. As this is the place that visitors might enter from, I would appreciate some parking here.
The new Innova 21 building at the University of Adelaide had quite a lot of bike parks put in to enhance it's green status and to replace the ones removed as part of the construction. Mostly undercover but none secure. So the secure part is not a requirement in terms of getting a green rating.
Low security for long-term parking at a uni is annoying, in that it shows that planners are still ignoring cyclists and cycling facilities.
Some years ago I did an analysis of 'Adelaide City Bicycle Parking & Theft'. Among the people I contacted were police and a security person at the Adelaide Uni. Theft of bicycles and accessories were high. It did not take many stolen bikes to add up $ wise, and make it tempting for thieves. The current coordinator of North Terrace Precinct BUG (he works at the uni) has indicated that theft of bikes is still a problem.
According to Austroads of 1999, page 133 and table 10-1 (see my earlier post), a university or institute of technology should have 1 bicycle park per 100 full-time students of class 1 or 2, or 2 per 100 full-time students of class 2.
Class 1 is high security with fully enclosed individual lockers. Class 2 is medium security of locked compounds fitted with Class 3 facilities. Communal access using duplicate keys or electronic swipe cards. Class 3 facilities is low security with facilities to which the bicycle frame and wheels can be locked.
Michael, was it you who posted on NTP BUG re the style of some newer parking at Adelaide Uni? This low security parking does not meet Austroads re being able to easily lock frame and both wheels to the parking.
You have good reason to complain and point at that the uni is not following Austroads. Will the security department support you? If you complain, let me know and the outcome.
I have just had a reply from my Network Manager to tell me that...."there is planning for locked bicycle storage and showers" in the new facilities being built on Glenside Hospital grounds.
A pleasant surprise :-)
If your large employee considers that installing secure bicycle parking and showers is in the too-hard basket, check out the Bike Pod. In Nov-2010 the ACC was intending to install one in the Topham Mall car park. Not in the ACC Draft Plan & Budget 2011-12, so I asked for that in my submission.
More info in two posts on AC on the Adelaide BUG web page, and the following link http://www.pushbikeparking.com/