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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 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Art Racks (Non-standard Bicycle Racks)

 

The Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) 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.

Want to install an art rack? Read this step-by-step check list to get you started.  

Then apply for an encroachment permit.

Make sure to review the requirements for design and installation in our Administrative Rule. 

Here's a list of companies that fabricate bicycle racks

Questions?
Sarah Goforth
PBOT Bike Rack Project Manager
bikeparking@portlandoregon.gov
503-823-9863