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Bicycle Lessons, Planning, Parking & Storage, and Consulting

Bicycle Solutions develops bicycle and pedestrian master plans, feasibility studies, safety assessments and designs (conceptual/schematic) for improved streets, intersections and interchanges. 

Since 1999 we’ve teamed with many of the big names in transportation and infrastructure planning, design, architecture, engineering and construction such as AECOM, Alta, Arup, BKF, Fehr & Peers, Jacobs, Mark Thomas, Parsons, and Walter P. Moore.  We also work directly with local agencies on small to medium  projects.

Add our expertise, writing and presentation skills, skilled field observations, “handlebar perspective” and knowledge of the bicycle community to your team.  We can help you win the work and deliver success and public support for your client’s project.

BIKE ROOMS, BIKE CAGES, and large-scale bike parking

We are bike parking experts, specializing in bike rooms and high-density storage for workplaces, multifamily residential complexes, and schools.  Our 22 years of  experience began in 1995 with 4 years as the first Bicycle Coordinator of Stanford University, where we installed over 3,000 rack spaces and 500 secure commuter spaces.  We co-authored the first two editions of the national (APBP) Bicycle Parking Guidelines.

We represent five major manufacturers of bike racks, lockers, bike repair stations and related fixtures.  We can help you create the best solutions without tying you to a single vendor, with the convenience of a single point of contact.  Our pricing is the same as factory-direct.

In the San Francisco Bay Area we’ve designed and installed bike parking for firms such as Facebook and SurveyMonkey, and many condominium and apartment developments.  We also work remotely with clients throughout the U.S., transforming floor plan sketches and measurements into CAD drawings.

Let us help guide your project smoothly from concept through design, ordering, delivery and installation.

Coaching flyer August 2018

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We offer expert individual and small-group coaching for all ages and skill levels, in San Francisco, Oakland, Alameda, San Mateo, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale.  John and his Instructor Partners have taught over 1,500 persons, ages 4 to 74, how to balance and pedal confidently for the first time.  For returning riders and more experienced bicycle users, we also offer off-street Bicycle Handling Skills lessons and on-street Ride-Along Coaching.


John is a nationally certified League Cycling Instructor (LCI).  He presents bike commuter safety workshops at workplaces throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and works 1-on-1 with employees at client firms to explore alternatives to driving to work.

planning AND design workshops

John Ciccarelli is an engaging presenter and workshop developer whose clients include UC Davis Extension, UC Berkeley Tech Transfer, L.A. DOT, L.A. County Metro, Caltrans (California DOT), and the Lane County (OR) Transit District.  Formats include half-day, full day, 1.5 day and 2-day, and can include on-bike “teaching tours”.

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Vehicle Storage – Rental Guide & Facility Search

Vehicles can be tough to find enough space for, especially if you only have a single-car garage and a narrow driveway. For many individuals and families, there simply isn’t enough space around to hold their daily commuter plus a spare car or recreational vehicle. Fortunately for those who need more parking space, many storage facilities offer vehicle storage at affordable rates.

Different Vehicle Storage Options

Vehicle storage is so much more than storing a sedan. Since there are several types of commonly owned vehicles, the self storage industry has adapted to offer storage for all types of vehicles, including recreational vehicles. Here are the different vehicle storage options you can find at many storage facilities.

  • Car storage – There are a lot of people who use storage as a place to hold a spare car, or even a classic car, that they don’t have the room for in their driveway or garage.
  • Small Vehicle Storage – Self storage is great for storing ATVs, motorcycles, scooters, and other small vehicles.
  • Boat Storage – Most boat owners don’t have the room to store their boat at home, and a lot of neighborhoods covenants don’t allow you to do so anyway.
  • RV Storage – While RVs are known for luxurious camping, they’re also known for being massive. Most homes aren’t equipped with enough space to house a typical RV, so self storage becomes the best way to store an RV.

A Boat being stored during the fall.

Types of Vehicle Storage

Not all vehicle storage is created equal, and that’s largely by design. Storage facilities have created several types of vehicle storage so you can find the protection you desire at a price you can afford. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest storage option available, or you need maximum protection for your vehicle, you can find exactly what you’re looking for.

  • Indoor – Cars, trucks, motorcycles, and even small boats can be stored inside a standard drive-up storage unit. Inside a storage unit, your vehicle will be completely protected from the elements and will enjoy excellent security.
  • Outdoor – The most common form of vehicle storage is an outdoor parking spot that is reserved for your vehicle. Of course, this offers no protection from the elements, but you still get the security of a fenced-in lot with controlled access.
  • Covered – Some storage facilities offer covered vehicle storage where cars, boats, and RVs can be parked underneath an awning to offer protection from the sun and rain.
  • Storage Garage – There are also storage facilities that offer indoor vehicle parking in the form of large garages with individual spots. While these aren’t private like an individual storage unit would be, they still provide full protection from the elements.

Important Amenities for Vehicle Storage

When looking for vehicle storage, there are many things you should consider, including what amenities each storage facility offers. While certain amenities may increase the cost of your rental, they’re well worth the investment since they keep your vehicle safe and easy to access.

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Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
132,040 0.9 % $49.67 $103,320 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.85 $34.64 $45.46 $59.84 $77.17
Annual Wage (2) $55,850 $72,050 $94,560 $124,460 $160,500

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Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided.
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Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 12,500 1.03 $46.63 $96,980
Truck Transportation 12,020 0.79 $44.18 $91,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,060 0.41 $64.13 $133,390
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,620 0.33 $49.75 $103,490
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,650 0.10 $52.64 $109,490

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Freight Transportation Arrangement 5,050 2.15 $45.37 $94,370
Rail Transportation 3,600 1.54 $51.01 $106,090
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 550 1.43 $50.99 $106,060
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 570 1.24 $60.15 $125,110
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,060 1.11 $55.05 $114,500

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States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 19,430 1.12 1.24 $51.43 $106,980
Texas 13,030 1.05 1.17 $49.83 $103,650
Illinois 9,310 1.54 1.72 $48.83 $101,560
Florida 5,890 0.67 0.74 $44.15 $91,830