Help With CALGreen Bike Parking Compliance

Dura Bike Locker provides several solutions for architects and companies to meet the CalGreen compliance requirements for secure bicycle parking. Our staff can assist you with bicycle parking-related California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) compliance. CALGreen was established by the California Building Standards Commission, which is authorized to administer the many processes related to the development, adoption, approval, publication, and implementation of California’s building codes. https://www.bsc.ca.gov/

CALGreen Bicycle Parking Regulations, Section 5.106.4

5.106.4 Bicycle parking. For buildings within the authority of California Building Standards Commission as specified in Section 103, comply with Section 5.106.4.1. For buildings within the authority of the Division of the State Architect pursuant to Section 105, comply with Section 5.106.4.2.32

5.106.4.1 Bicycle parking. [BSC] Comply with Sections 5.106.4.1.1 and 5.106.4.1.2; or meet the applicable local ordinance, whichever is stricter.

5.106.4.1.l Short-term bicycle parking. [BSC] If the new project or an addition or alteration is anticipated to generate visitor traffic, provide permanently anchored bicycle racks within 200 feet of the visitors’ entrance, readily visible to passers-by, for 5 percent of new visitor motorized vehicle parking spaces being added, with a minimum of one two-bike capacity rack. Exception: Additions or alterations which add nine or less visitor vehicular parking spaces.

5.106.4.1.2 Long-term bicycle parking. For new buildings with over 10 tenant-occupants or for additions or alterations that add 10 or more tenant vehicular parking spaces, provide secure bicycle parking for 5 percent of the tenant vehicular parking spaces being added, with a minimum of one space. Acceptable parking facilities shall be convenient from the street and shall meet the following:

  1. Covered, lockable enclosures with permanently anchored racks for bicycles;
  2. Lockable bicycle rooms with permanently anchored racks; or
  3. Lockable, permanently anchored bicycle lockers.

Note: Additional information on recommended bicycle accommodations may be obtained from Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates https://sacbike.org/.

5.106.4.2 Bicycle parking. [DSA-SS] For public schools and community colleges, comply with Sections 5.106.4.2.1 and 5.106.4.2.2.

5.106.4.2.1 Short-term bicycle parking. Provide permanently anchored bicycle racks within 200 feet of the student entrance, readily visible to passers-by, for 5 percent of the student population based on the total occupant load of the campus with a minimum of one two-bike capacity rack.

5.106.4.2.2 Long-term bicycle parking. Provide secure bicycle parking for 5 percent of employees, based on the total number of motorized vehicle parking capacity in the staff parking lot, with a minimum of one space. Acceptable bicycle parking facilities shall be convenient from the street or staff parking area and shall meet one of the following:

  1. Covered, lockable enclosures with permanently anchored racks for bicycles;
  2. Lockable bicycle rooms with permanently anchored racks; or
  3. Lockable, permanently anchored bicycle lockers.