Newly Proposed Bicycle Parking Requirements – excerpt

On Thursday, May 16th, 2013, the Commission will consider:
the re-adoption of the General Plan Amendments regarding the Bike Plan; and
the adoption of the proposed bicycle parking requirements in the Planning Code.

If approved by the Commission, both proposals would be forwarded to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for final approvals.
The Planning Department invites you to attend this hearing to express your thoughts about bicycle parking. The case report for this hearing, including the complete proposed ordinances can be downloaded from the Planning Commission’s webpage on:

Agenda item  11.  2011.0397M  (K. HADDADAN: (415) 575-9068)
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE GENERAL PLAN RELATED TO THE SAN FRANCISCO BICYCLE PLAN – Pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 4.105, Planning Code § 340(d) and § 306.3, adopt amendments to the General Plan, related to the San Francisco Bicycle Plan.  The Planning Commission will consider adoption of amendments to the General Plan, including revisions to the Transportation Element and the Downtown Area Plan, any corresponding revisions to the Land Use Index of the General Plan, making environmental findings and findings of consistency with the General Plan and priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1. These General Plan Amendments were originally recommended by the Planning Commission to the Board of Supervisors for the Board’s approval on June 25, 2009 in Resolution 17914.  On June 25, 2009 (in Resolution 17912), the Planning Commission certified an environmental impact report (EIR) prepared for the 2009 Bicycle Plan, and (in Resolution 17913), adopted findings pursuant to CEQA, including a mitigation monitoring and reporting program. On January 14, 2013, the California Court of Appeal found that the 2009 Bicycle Plan EIR complied with CEQA but that the findings adopted pursuant to the CEQA in connection with the General Plan Amendments did not adequately set forth adequately discuss several significant environmental impacts that cannot be mitigated. the reasons for rejecting as infeasible the alternatives identified in the EIR, and did not This action therefore re-adopts the previously adopted General Plan Amendments as described above, with modified environmental findings.  Preliminary Recommendation:  Adopt a Recommendation for Approval

12.   2011.0397T  (K. HADDADAN: (415) 575-9068)
BICYCLE PARKING ORDINANCE – The proposed Ordinance would amend (1) the San Francisco Planning Code by repealing existing Sections 155.1 through 155.5 in their entirety, adding new Sections 155.1 through 155.4; to revise the bicycle parking standards; (2) the San Francisco Planning Code by renumbering Sections 430 to 431 and adding a new Section 430 that allows portions of bicycle parking requirements to be satisfied with an in lieu fee;  (3) the San Francisco Planning Code Section 145 to define bicycle parking as an active use; (4) the San Francisco Planning Code Sections 102.9, 155(j), 157.1, 249.46 and 307; (5) the San Francisco Environment Code Section 402 to revise cross-references to the San Francisco Planning Code; and would (6) make environmental findings, Planning Code Section 302 findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1. The Planning Commission initiated this legislation on August 9th, 2012 and held an informational hearing on December 13, 2012.
Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a Recommendation for Approval

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