My city's been working on a draft bicycle parking bylaw, and it has been working ok, however it is starting to create issues for some very large office and residential towers in the downtown. Our class 2 (short term, outside, bike-rack type) parking requirements aren't graduated, so on very large buildings, very large bike rack requirements are being requested. Feedback internally is that they are unrealistic (since they don't believe they will ever see 100% utilization) and not particularly attractive in large numbers, (since their footprint becomes so big that it begins to eat up space that could be used for landscaping.)
Does anyone have graduated bicycle parking requirements for large buildings that they know work well? Or alternatively, does anyone have a concept for storing large numbers of bicycles short-term that's more asthetically pleasing than a giant bike rack, but not going as far as Class 1 type requirements (lockers, locked bike rooms, etc.) If you have photos that you can post, that would be great too.
Apologies if there's already been a post on this -- and yes, I plan on looking stuff up in Google.