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AB-3153 Parking and zoning: bicycle and car-share parking credits.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 4.3.5 (commencing with Section 65918.5) is added to Division 1 of Title 7 of the Government Code, to read:

CHAPTER  4.3.5. Bicycle and Car-share Parking Credits
65918.5.
 For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:
(a) “Local agency” means a city, including a charter city, a county, or a city and county.
(b) “Housing development project” means a housing development project, as defined by Section 65589.5, that is required to include more than 20 motor vehicle parking spaces.
(c) “Long-term bicycle parking spaces” includes the following if they are conveniently accessible by the residents of the development:
(1) Covered, lockable enclosures with permanently anchored racks for bicycles.
(2) Lockable bicycle rooms with permanently anchored racks.
(3) Lockable, permanently anchored bicycle lockers.
(4) Any long-term bicycle parking facility, as that term is defined by the California Building Standards Commission.
(d) “Major transit stop” as used in this section has the same meaning as the term is defined in Section 21064.3 of the Public Resources Code.
(e) “Permanent car-sharing parking space” means an off-street motor vehicle parking space that the developer has guaranteed will be in service for no less than five years after the certificate of occupancy is issued for the housing development project.
65918.6.
 (a) A local agency shall allow an applicant for a housing development project that provides long-term bicycle parking spaces to reduce the number of motor vehicle parking spaces they would otherwise be required to provide by at least one, but not more than two, motor vehicle parking spaces for every four long-term bicycle parking spaces provided at the development, except as provided in subdivision (c).
(b) A local agency shall allow an applicant for a housing development project to reduce the number of motor vehicle parking spaces they would otherwise be required to provide by two motor vehicle parking spaces for every permanent car-sharing parking space provided at the development, except as provided in subdivision (c).
(c) (1) The percent of the total number of required motor vehicle spaces that a local agency is required to allow an applicant for a housing development project to reduce pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (b) shall not exceed the following:
(A) Fifteen percent for a housing development project that does not qualify for a density bonus under Section 65915 and is located with one-half mile of a major transit stop.
(B) Fifteen percent for a housing development project that qualifies for a density bonus under Section 65915 and is not located with one-half mile of a major transit stop.
(C) Thirty percent for a housing development project that qualifies for a density bonus under Section 65915 and is located within one-half mile of a major transit stop.
(2) This subdivision does not prohibit a local agency from allowing an applicant for a housing development project to reduce the total number of required motor vehicle parking spaces pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (b) by more than the percentage specified in paragraph (1).
(d) A parking reduction allowed pursuant to this section does not reduce or increase the number of incentives or concessions to which the applicant is otherwise entitled pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 65915.
(e) (1) This section does not prohibit a local agency from adopting standards that require a housing development project to provide additional long-term bicycle parking spaces or car-share parking spaces.
(2) A local agency that requires a housing development project to provide a minimum number of bicycle parking spaces may determine the number, if any, of long-term parking spaces it requires that the housing development project may count toward the reduction in the number of motor vehicle parking spaces that the housing development project is allowed pursuant to subdivision (a).
65918.7.
 The Legislature finds and declares that this chapter addresses a matter of statewide concern rather than a municipal affair as that term is used in Section 5 of Article XI of the California Constitution. Therefore, this chapter applies to all cities, including charter cities.
SEC. 2.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.