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Why Do Building Owners Invest in Bicycle-Oriented Design?


Bicycle infrastructure design has largely emphasized bicycle lanes and paths, with little attention to the facilities at trip’s end—those which address bicyclists’ needs for security for their bicycle and belongings, shelter from the weather, and making the transition from bicycle rider. These elements comprise what we are calling “bicycle-oriented design” (BOD) and include covered and secure parking, storage for clothing and equipment, and showers and changing rooms. Similar to the concept that in transit-oriented development (TOD), a transit traveler becomes a pedestrian over the course of the entire trip, BOD reflects that a bicyclist becomes something other than a bicyclist at the journey’s end. 

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