As a follow-up to the City’s “Mobility for all Modes” Plan and “Bicycle Master Plan: Connecting Communities,” City staff is partnering with local businesses and property owners on a “Request a Rack” program.
Providing sufficient bike parking is an important part of increasing mode choice and making biking viable. The colorful bike racks have a couple of benefits:
They send a message that biking is okay and even encouraged.
Because they are in a public space, they can be used by people visiting any nearby shop, office, or venue.
Where can I find a rack now?
This map shows the locations of existing bike racks in the City and nearby jurisdictions.
Will the racks block the pedestrian space?
No, the bike racks will be placed outside of the pedestrian thoroughfare. Bike rack installation will adhere to the following spacing guidelines:
Outside of the 5-6' pedestrian thoroughfare - to allow passage
Minimum 3' from the curb, the building, and obstructions - to allow use of the racks
Sufficient spacing between racks to allow full use of both sides of each rack (3' between racks) - to avoid competing racks
Within 50' of building entrances - to increase access