Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 7 – 12 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 CHAPTER 7. GENERAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS | Article 7.1. Parking Sec. 7.1.8. Bicycle Parking Facilities E. Median Islands 1. A landscape median island must be provided between every 6 single parking rows. 2. A landscape median island must be a minimum of 6 feet wide. 3. A median island may also serve as the location for a sidewalk connecting the parking and the use served by the parking area. The sidewalk must be a minimum of 5 feet wide. If trees or shrubs are planted in the median, the median with must be expanded by at least five feet. 4. Median islands may be consolidated or intervals may be expanded in order to preserve existing trees. F. Tree Coverage 1. Each interior island (and terminal interior island) must include at least 1 shade tree. 2. In no case shall there be less than 1 shade tree for every 2,000 square feet of parking area, except in an Urban Frontage or -TOD, where there shall be no less than 1 shade tree for every 4,000 square feet of parking area. G. Parking Lot Lighting 1. Lighting fixtures must be located at least 20 feet from a tree, measured from the pole of the lighting fixture to the trunk of the tree. 2. Additional requirements for lighting fixtures in parking lots are listed in Article 7.4. Site Lighting H. Tractor Trailer Staging, Loading and Parking in IH Districts The parking lot landscaping provisions do not apply to areas specifically designated for tractor trailer staging and loading areas and tractor trailer parking areas provided the staging, loading or parking area is screened along the street edge by aType C1 or C2 street protective yard as set forth in Sec. 7.2.4.B. I. Administrative Alternate Findings The Planning and Development Officer in accordance with Sec. 10.2.17. may approve an administrative alternate subject to all of the following findings: a. The approved administrative alternate meets the intent of the vehicle parking lot regulations; b. The approved administrative alternate conforms with the Comprehensive Plan and adopted City plans; and c. The approved administrative alternate is considered equal or better to the standard. Sec. 7.1.8. Bicycle Parking Facilities A. Exemptions In no case is a single use or single lot required to provide more than 30 bicycle parking spaces. A mixed use facility shall not be required to provide more than 50 bicycle parking spaces. B. Required Types of Bicycle Parking Facilities 1. General Provisions Bicycle parking may be provided through various types of facilities, provided the facility meets the following: a. Bicycle racks are securely anchored, are easily usable with both U-locks and cable locks and support a bicycle at 2 points of contact to prevent damage to the bicycle wheels and frame. b. Spacing of the racks shall provide clear and maneuverable access. c. Where a bike can be locked on both sides without conflict, each side can be counted as a required space. d. Facilities may be placed on private property or within the public right-of- way. Short-term and long-term facilities must comply with the Raleigh Street Design Manual. 2. Short-Term Bicycle Parking Short-term bicycle parking must be publicly accessible and convenient. Short-term bicycle parking must be located no more than 100 feet from the building entrance the bicycle rack is intended to serve. 3. Long-Term Bicycle Parking Long-term bicycle parking provides employees, students, residents, commuters and others who generally stay at a site for several hours a protected and secure place to park. Required long-term bicycle parking must meet the following standards.