City of New York Bicycle Parking Ordinance

Bicycle Parking Ordinance: New York

 Sheltered Bike Parking

DOT, in coordination with our Coordinated Street Furniture vendor, Cemusa, has installed bicycle parking shelters around the City. Each shelter contains stainless steel bike racks for eight bikes. The design closely resembles the award-winning Bus Shelter, using the same high-quality materials. Panels on the shelters display the annual NYC Cycling Map and other bicycle promotional materials.Visit DOT’s Data Feeds page to download shelter locations

Indoor Bike Parking

Bikes in Buildings

The City’s Bikes in Buildings law provides a process for tenants of commercial office buildings with a freight elevator to request bicycle access to their workspaces.Learn more about Bikes in Buildings

Bike Parking at Garages and Parking Lots

Parking garages or lots that accommodate 100 or more vehicles must provide parking for bicycles. The garage must provide a way to secure bikes, such as racks or poles, as well as devices, like locks and chains, with which to secure them. Garages must be equipped to park at least one bicycle for every ten automobile parking spaces, up to twenty bikes. Garages or lots cannot refuse to provide parking for a bicycle unless as long as the garage has room.Read the text of the law.If you believe that you have been treated unfairly when attempting to park a bike at a garage or lot, let the Department of Consumer Affairs know.

Indoor Bike Parking for City Employees

These indoor lots are available free of charge for all City employees. Cyclists must show their City ID and provide their own locks. Bikes and locks must be removed at the end of the workday.

  • 280 Broadway, Manhattan, corner of Broadway and Chambers Street (in the atrium behind the elevators, enter on Broadway)
  • 100 Gold Street, Manhattan, between Spruce and Frankfort Streets (first floor, north side, enter on Frankfort Street)
  • 125 Worth Street, Manhattan, between Lafayette and Centre Streets (first floor, west side, enter on Centre Street)

David Byrne Bike Racks

As part of DOT’s Urban Art program, David Byrne, musician, artist and biking enthusiast, designed nine new bikes racks which were fabricated by his gallery, PaceWildenstein. DOT installed these clever and innovative racks which add add attractive art to the City’s streets. The racks were installed under the City’s temporary public art program, but the City’s Design Commission recently voted to allow these racks to remain permanently. The bike racks are installed at eight locations in Manhattan and one in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. These additions to New York’s streets are eye-catching and original, but are constructed with durable material similar to that used in our current bike racks. NYC & Co. has developed a mini-guide to the rack locations.

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