urban core http://michiganradio.org en New construction, expansions in Kalamazoo must furnish bike racks http://michiganradio.org/post/new-construction-expansions-kalamazoo-must-furnish-bike-racks <p>New or expanding businesses in the <a href="http://www.kalamazoocity.org/portal/index.php">City of Kalamazoo</a> will be required to include <a href="http://www.kalamazoocity.org/portal/government.php?page_id=114">space to park bicycles.</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kalamazoocity.org/portal/government.php?page_id=114">Mayor Bobby Hopewell</a> says it is part of a <a href="http://www.kalamazoocity.org/docs/sustain_covenant.pdf">broader plan to promote sustainability.</a></p><blockquote><p>&nbsp;&ldquo;We talk about wanting to attract young people and keep young people; we talk about wanting to be a vibrant urban core community. These are the things that urban communities do. They recognize that we can&rsquo;t only be about the automobile, we have to be about how everyone gets around in the community.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p>Only new buildings or those that are expanding are mandated to accommodate bike racks. The number required depends on how many people will use the building, with a maximum of 25 spaces required. Existing public and private entities will be encouraged to add places for their customers and employees to park their bikes. Tue, 04 Jan 2011 06:10:07 +0000 Lindsey Smith 730 at http://michiganradio.org New construction, expansions in Kalamazoo must furnish bike racks