Bike facilities

Bike Access & Circulation Planning

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A nationwide real estate developer came to Bikes Make Life Better with a clear and visionary request: create a comprehensive approach to bike infrastructure that will help realize their multi-phase, mixed-use urban re-development project as a vibrant, healthy and active neighborhood.

End-of-Trip Bike Facilities Planning & Design

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The owner of a well-established multi-tenant office district wanted state-of-the-art bike amenities for its tenants—and future tenants—so they turned to Bikes Make Life Better for help. Their request: turn a large first-floor retail space into best-in-class bike facilities, including secure bike parking, showers and lockers, and a bike shop.

Bikeshare Feasibility Studies

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The landlords of a large multi-tenant office park needed to explore all transportation options to keep up with their rapid growth. Bikes Make Life Better conducted a bikeshare feasibility study to determine if and how to select the right bikeshare system for their evolving needs.

Small Devices, Big Change: the state of micromobility

The bike boom is not slowing down and best-of-class bike parking solutions are becoming a competitive advantage. Fortunately, bike parking is a relatively small investment. Especially when you think of the astronomical cost of a parking space: typically $10,000 to $30,000 per space (see Donald Shoup’s groundbreaking book The High Cost of Free Parking for the thorough breakdown of cost factors). Then there’s the monthly maintenance cost per space — usually several hundred dollars.

Our Predictions for Bikes in 2022

We’ve all heard that work will be different from now on: Flexible schedules; a blend of onsite and work-from-home (WFH) days per week; or, in some cases, total annihilation of the physical office. And as transportation professionals, we’re all anxious to know how this new work frontier will affect the commute.

Building with Bikes in Mind: Five Things To Know

The bike boom is not slowing down and best-of-class bike parking solutions are becoming a competitive advantage. Fortunately, bike parking is a relatively small investment. Especially when you think of the astronomical cost of a parking space: typically $10,000 to $30,000 per space (see Donald Shoup’s groundbreaking book The High Cost of Free Parking for the thorough breakdown of cost factors). Then there’s the monthly maintenance cost per space — usually several hundred dollars.

Make Room for E-Bikes At Your Worksite

Given the post-pandemic landscape, we strongly believe e-bikes will be an effective tool in fighting the back-to-work carmageddon. The reasons are multifold: E-bikes are naturally a socially-distanced mode; they’re on-demand and efficient — riders aren’t beholden to bus schedules and won’t get stuck in traffic; and they’re an equalizer — they work well for those who don’t think of themselves as cyclists; aren’t in tip-top physical shape; have a commute that’s longer than a few miles; or need to haul kiddos and groceries.

Building Bike Culture Through Infrastructure, Programs and Engagement

We just love LinkedIn’s Platinum-level bike program — from the sleek blue bikes employees use to hop between buildings to its innovative “Blue Line” bike pathway, recognized as best-in-class bike infrastructure by PeopleForBikes.

Rain or Shine: How Facebook Seattle Empowers Employees to Ride

Metro Seattle – and its large employers – have made a major commitment to getting employees out of their cars and onto bikes. Despite ongoing challenges like rain and construction throughout the city, the results are impressive. This Online Bike Forum shares proven tips and techniques to help you empower your employees to bike to work – rain or shine.

Salesforce Bike Facility: A total transformation

Before, bike commuters working in the Salesforce West building, located in the heart of San Francisco's financial district, parked their bikes in a drab garage room. Now they park next to tall pines and rolling hills. A cast of animal characters keeps watch. Check out the before and after transformation of Salesforce's newest bike facility!