The urban training facility is a training facility for 2-wheeled vehicles accessible within District of Columbia (DC) city limits, to educate urban riders on safe vehicle operation within the urban environment. Due to the limited space in cities, the training facility adapts a free-standing, multi-level parking garage. Space for classroom instruction and riding instruction is shared under one roof. The existing structure within the parking garage, i.e., a ramp, is used to provide more realistic terrain particular to riding in a city. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Safety course requirements are applied 100% to the program of the space. The urban training facility dedicates one level above ground for motorcycle and scooter instruction, and the upper level for the bicycle park. Classroom instruction, restrooms, gallery and conference spaces are on street level. A rooftop bicycle park tops the building for recreational riding and bicycle instruction only.
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