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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Art Racks & Non-Standard Bicycle Racks


The Portland Bureau of Transportation recognizes that the installation of bicycle parking racks, especially racks of innovative and aesthetic designs by property owners, improves Portland's transportation infrastructure and enhances Portland's image as a livable, innovative city. In particular, the installation of bicycle racks on city streets furthers these goals:

  • To provide needed parking for the increasing number of people who choose bicycling as a transportation option
  • To enhance Portland's image as a people- and bicycle-friendly city; a community that regards bicycles as a permanent and important part of the city's transportation infrastructure
  • To encourage more people to choose cycling as a transportation option
  • To create a symbol for our city's livability that will gain positive attention locally, regionally and nationally.

Step-by-step instructions on how to install an art or custom bike rack

Request an Encroachment Permit 
(required for art bike rack installations)

Read more about the Administrative Rule which describes requirements for bike rack design and installation. 

Here is a list of bike rack manufacturers.  

For specific questions contact:
Sarah Goforth, PBOT Bike Rack Project Manager