Bicycle Parking Zoning Modifications
The City of Cambridge, through its Zoning Ordinance, has required bicycle parking as part of new development since 1981. These requirements, along with other improvements and investments made by the City, have helped to support bicycling as a preferred transportation option in Cambridge.
Bicycling in Cambridge has increased dramatically, approximately tripling in the past decade alone. While this has resulted in many environmental, economic and health benefits to the Cambridge community, it has also resulted in higher demand for bicycle parking. The bicycle requirements have not changed since they were established in 1981, and the application of those requirements over time has revealed issues where the regulations do not align with current standards in Cambridge or nationwide.
CDD, working with the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department, the Bicycle Committee and the Planning Board, has been taking a fresh look at the zoning requirements for bicycle parking. The result of this work is a rezoning petition that is under consideration by the City Council.