Bicycle Parking Improvement Project 2015

Project Lead: Richard Larson, Greg Haet

Sponsor: Campus Bicycle Committee

TGIF Grant: $23,500

Project Theme: Transportation and Urban Development 

Project Location: Hild East; Kroeber; Evans W; Evans alcove; Bechtel W; O'Brien E; McCone Terr; McCone NW; Moffitt S; VLSB NE; Wellman Crt W; Wellman Crt E;

2015 Application Submission

Status: Complete

Project Description: The 2015 Bicycle Parking Improvement Project will add approximately 120 additional bicycle parking spaces in those areas of the central campus most in need of new bike racks. Work in some areas includes repair of damaged racks or removal of outdated/unusable racks. The project also includes an outreach component, aimed primarily at proper bike locking

Goals: The overall goals of the Campus Bicycle Committee are to encourage members of the campus community to bicycle to campus and, once they are here, to provide infrastructure and programs that support safe cycling. Over the past decade bicycle commuting to the campus has continued to grow. The specific goals of this project are twofold: provide additional bike parking for the campus cycling community to match the ever-increasing demand; and provide outreach, in the form of signage, flyers, and other media, to inform cyclists of proper bike locking techniques and equipment, since improper locks and locking are the primary causes of bike theft.




Expected or Actual Completion Date



Date by which funds related to rack installation will be disbursed

Sept 2015 (actual completion May 2015)

Research and develop conceptual scope for additional parking

2014 (completed)

Prepare site drawings and bid documents

March 2015 (completed)

Obtain contractor bids

June 2015 (delayed due to unexpectedly high bids - soliciting additional bids)

Site prep/rack installation - start

July 2015 (delayed to September 2015)

Site prep/rack installation - completion

August 2015 (delayed to October 2015)



Expected or Actual Completion Date



Date by which funds related to outreach will be disbursed

Dec 2015 (actual completion May 2015)

Bike Locking Hang Tags

June 13, 2015 (completed)

Bike Locking A-Frames

June 17, 2015 (completed)

Campus Hangtag placement


Campus A-Frame placement


Target date for submitting final project report to TGIF

Febuary 2016






  • Solicited and received contractor bids for bike parking installation

  • Signed contract with bidding contractor- Vila Construction

  • Designed, purchased and distributed “Proper Bike Locking” hang tags  

  • Using two student interns, distributed approximately 300 hang tags onto campus bicycles observed to be improperly locked

  • Designed and purchased three (3) A-Frame “Signicade” signs

    Final Updates:


    The Project was able to install a total of 76 new bike parking spaces at five separate campus locations.  



Mission Statement

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides funding for projects that reduce UC Berkeley's negative impact on the environment and make UC Berkeley more sustainable. TGIF will allocate funds to projects that promote sustainable modes of transportation, increase energy and water efficiency, restore habitat, promote environmental and food justice, and reduce the amount of waste created by UC Berkeley. Portions of the fund also support education and behavior change initiatives, student aid (via return to aid), and internships. TGIF is supported by student fees and administered through a student-majority committee and a program coordinator.