WHAT IS MONITORED BICYCLE PARKING?
Monitored bicycle parking means providing a safe area for event participants to leave their bicycles. There must always be at least one attendant present to receive bicycles, return bicycles and to provide security for the bicycles. This is necessary because most bicycle locks can be defeated by experienced thieves, but not if an attendant is present. At least one attendant must be present from the beginning of the event until the end of the event. The event sponsor may offer this service or the event sponsor may contract out this service to another vendor such as the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. A small fee may be charged to cover the cost of this service.
WHY MONITORED BICYCLE PARKING?
Due to recent legislation passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, monitored bicycle parking is now required at most large permitted public events. ISCOTT has defined this to mean any ISCOTT permitted event which will have over 2,000 anticipated participants.
Some of the advantages to monitored bicycle parking:
a) Prevention of bicycle thefts at your event.
b) Reduces traffic problems caused by the street closures and the increased number of people attracted to the area.
c) Potentially increases the number of event participants who are bicycle riders looking for a destination for their bike ride or encouraging participants who otherwise might not attend because of anticipated traffic congestion, car parking hassles or lack of safe, secure bicycle parking.
GUIDELINES FOR MONITORED BICYCLE PARKING
a) Organizers should reserve space for bike parking commensurate with at least 1 % of the total expected crowd. Expect a greater need for bicycle parking (2 %) at any event located on Recreation & Park property.
b) In parking bicycles, an average length of 6 feet and width of 1 3/4 feet should be reserved for a single bike. On average, 10 bicycles will fit in one car parking spot.
c) Bicycle parking should be located within a one block radius of a regular entrance to the event. This can include car garages, schoolyards, parking lots, or on -street parking spaces.
d) Valet parkers should record the number of bicycles parked at the event and provide hat number to the event sponsor in order to estimate the amount of space needed for the following year's event.
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF MONITORED BICYCLE PARKING?
a) Bicycle parking should be monitored at all times by someone approved by the event sponsor. This means that bicycle parking is provided in a safe, secure manner which would prevent bicycles from being stolen.
b) All bicycles which are accepted must be handled by the valet parkers. Bicyclists must not be allowed to lock up or retrieve their bicycles on their own.
c) Each bicyclist must be given a claim check to ensure they will get the same bicycle back that they left.
d) There must be insurance coverage for the monitored bicycle parking in case of damaged or stolen bicycles.
e) The hours of operation of the monitored bicycle parking must be at least the same as the event hours.
PROMOTION OF MONITORED BICYCLE PARKING:
a) Whenever any kind of transportation information is advertised for the event, bicycle parking should be announced in the same format with equal amount of space.
b) All event maps must indicate the location of the monitored bicycle parking.
c) All event personnel should be aware of the location of the monitored bicycle parking.
For further information, please call Cindy Shamban, DPT, at 415-554-2341 or contact the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition at 415.431.BIKE.
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