Notes & comments part ii

This is meant to be, perhaps temporarily, a WIKI for cycling information for cyclists in Washington DC.  This is NOT meant to duplicate the excellent work of the Washington Area Bicyclists Assocation.  Rather, this is intended as a repository of notes and information of cyclist advocates so that they do not have to recreate the wheel every time they research bicy

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cle racks or zoning requirements.


See DC Zoning Laws for requirements.

See Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Guidelines version 2 (considered the industry standard)

According to the DC Government Pamphlet: Downtown Bicycle Parking.

BAD BIKE RACKS.[Wheelbenders] None of these bikes are parked as intended. These old school yard racks fit only the front wheel.
Cyclists need to lock the frame and wheel.
GOOD BIKE RACKS. The most efficient and cost-effective racks are the “inverted-U.” Each rack holds two bikes and
allows cyclists to lock the frame and wheel in two places if desired

Agency Rules
Parking Facilities
General Policies
  • "Bicycles may not be parked at, secured to, or stored at any other location on the campus, including railings, light posts or signposts of any kind." NIH Bicycle Policy
  • " Bicycle racks and lockers are available on a first come, first served basis, and are not assigned to individuals." NIH Bicycle Policy
  • "NIH policy is to manage the bicycle racks and lockers to make optimum use of the available bicycle spaces by enabling the largest number of employees to benefit from their use." NIH Bicycle Policy
  • "Bicyclists must exercise care when securing bicycles so as not to inadvertently lock in an adjacent bicycle. The ORS, Division of Police may cut off a lock if its positioning prevents another bicyclist from removing their bicycle from its stored location. Under these circumstances the NIH will not replace a lock or reimburse the owner of a lock if the Police must remove it." NIH Bicycle Policy
  • " If it is necessary to remove a bicycle from a bicycle rack or locker facility, the lock will be forcibly cut off. Under these circumstances the NIH will not replace a lock or reimburse the owner of a lock if the Police must remove it." NIH Bicycle Policy
  • " Bicycles may not be parked at, secured to, or stored at any other location on the campus, including railings, light posts or signposts of any kind. Bicycles parked at any such prohibited location will be tagged by the NIH Police. The tag will serve as a notification to the owner of the violation. The owner will be given five calendar days to remove the bicycle. If the bicycle has not been moved at the conclusion of the five day period, it will be considered abandoned and will be removed in accordance with 41 CFR, Subchapter B, Parts 102-36 and 102-41 (Appendix 1)."NIH Bicycle Policy


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