The City’s Transportation Committee today approved a new strategy to better meet residents’ bike parking needs.
The Public Bike Parking Strategy would provide the tools and framework to increase the availability of bike parking that meets the needs of the community, while supporting the growth of cycling in Ottawa and the City’s transportation goals. The strategy would ensure that Ottawa’s bike parking facilities are accessible, convenient, and accommodate all types of cyclists. Bike parking supply would be optimized by using data to inform planning, implementation and maintenance, and a Public Bike Parking Program would be created to coordinate administration and implementation.
After reviewing options for bike share programs concurrent with the development of the strategy, the City would not proceed with a bike share program at this time.
Recommendations from today’s meeting will rise to Council on April 14.