Providing great bike-related amenities will help your building stay ahead of the curve, especially with the increased popularity of biking in the DC region. The Arlington County Bike Parking Standards Guide offers guidance for buildings wanting to upgrade or add bike storage facilities; however, this blog showcases properties that have gone above and beyond to make biking easy and ultra-convenient for Arlington residents.
Provide the Right Facilities
Bike fix-it stations
Many properties are opting to put bike fix-it stations in their bike storage rooms to allow residents to pump up their tires and adjust their seats with ease. These amenities really stand out to residents who are looking for a multimodal lifestyle.
Property branded bikes
Ten at Clarendon (CRC) is paving the way in providing shared amenities for their residents, including bikes. Their branded Ten at Clarendon bikes can be used by residents to run to the grocery store or go out for a weekend joy ride.
Make it Convenient
Direct street access
Some multi-family properties build bike commuter rooms with direct, ground floor access to the sidewalk. This allows residents who bike on a daily or weekly basis to have easy access by bike to the street. For the occasional rider, using the bike storage rooms within the garage are adequate.
Being a bike commuter has never been easier than if you live at m.flats (Kettler Management). Their bike commuter room allows entry and exit with a bike faster than any other mode, with direct access to the sidewalk and doors that open automatically with the push of a button.
Garfield Park (Kettler Management) provides another great example of prioritizing bike commuters. They have an elevator that takes you from the street directly into their bike room so residents never have to lift their bike.
Adequate bike parking
The Arlington County Bike Parking Standards Guide provides a direction to best determine the number of bike parking spaces your building needs to provide to residents.
Keep it clean
Complete a bike audit to ensure your bike room is clean. Start with some spring cleaning and score tips on how to clean your bike storage room.
When you make biking easy for your residents, they will achieve the convenient, healthy lifestyle they seek.
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