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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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Standards for Required Long-Term Bicycle Parking

The Bureau of Transportation used to provide a list of approved bicycle racks in order to assist the community in selecting products that meet zoning code standards (Title 33.266 ) for long term bicycle parking requirements. 

However the City is currently in the process of updating these code requirements through the Bicycle Parking Code Update Project.  Once this code update is complete, staff will review the usefulness of the approved list and consider what information the future Bicycle Parking Handbook should contain to be of most use to development applicants and the broader Portland community.   

In the meantime, applicants should refer to the bicycle rack standards found in Title 33.266.220.  If you have any questions related to how these standards apply to a specific bicycle rack please contact Sarah Figliozzi by phone at (503) 823-0805 or email  

Standards for all bicycle parking found in Title 33, Planning and Zoning, 33.266.220.C.3 are as follows:
The bicycle frame and one wheel can be locked to the rack with a high security, U-shaped shackle lock even if both wheels are left on the bicycle;
An area of 2 feet by 6 feet must be provided for each bicycle parking space in order that a bicycle six feet long can be securely held in place with its frame supported by the rack. The bicycle should not be able to be pushed over or fall in a manner that will damage its wheels or components.
The rack must be securely anchored.
>>> Full text of the Bicycle Parking section of  Title 33, Planning and Zoning, 33.266.220.C.3 can be found here.<<<

Staff contact information: Sarah Figliozzi, (503) 823-0805,