There are several ways to increase bicycle parking at your workplace, development, business and in your community. The links below can help you get more information on installing bicycle parking in several different situations.
BIKE RACK AND CORRAL PROGRAM
To request a free bicycle rack installed by the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), click here.
The standard City of Portland rack is a "U" shaped or inverted staple style bicycle rack. You can find the City's standard bicycle rack (P-576) drawing here.
To request a bicycle parking corral installed by PBOT, click here.
To view our DRAFT bicycle parking corral drawing, click here.
BICYCLE PARKING REQUIREMENTS PER CITY CODE
To learn more about the City's bicycle parking zoning code requirements for new developments, click here (starts at page 24).
PBOT is currently developing a list of bicycle racks that meet the standards set forth in section 33.266.220.C of the Portland Zoning Code. This list is frequently updated, please check back often.
INSTALLING and CHOOSING THE RIGHT BIKE RACK
To learn more about installing a privately purchased or independently designed bicycle rack (frequently called "Art Rack") bike rack in the sidewalk, click here.
To view the City's current Administrative Rule 10.09 on how private developments can install bike racks in the public right-of-way, click here. To view our DRAFT update to the Admin Rule 10.09 , click here.
To download a copy of a bike rack encroachment permit application to install a private rack in the public right-of-way, click here.
Many manufacturers of bicycle racks make variations of the examples of acceptable rack types shown below.
Examples of generally ACCEPTABLE Bicycle Rack Types:
Examples of generally UNACCEPTABLE Bicycle Rack Types:
If you have questions about City bike racks or bicycle corrals, contact Scott Cohen at scott.cohen at portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-5345
If you have questions about bike parking permitting, policy, or code questions, contact Sarah Figliozzi at sarah.figliozzi at portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0805