DOT's CityRacks provide free sidewalk bicycle parking racks throughout the five boroughs. CityRacks are a convenience for the entire cycling community. Also, the availability of CityRacks parking discourages cyclists from parking at mailboxes, parking meters, trees, and other sidewalk structures. Report a damaged rack online. Download the CityRacks location data
Suggest Locations for new CityRacks
You can suggest a location for a new CityRack using this online form. Please note that because of the great interest in this program, DOT cannot respond for each suggestion. Bulk requests from Business Improvement Districts, civic associations or other groups of community members are encouraged and will be prioritized. DOT has standard guidelines for where bike racks can be cited.
If you are a property owner and wish to install your own racks, follow these guidelines:
- The rack must be a "DOT approved rack".
- The rack can only be on private property/property line.
- All racks at the curb must be installed by NYC Department of Transportation, no exception.
- The Hoop rack is not for sale to the public due to Intellectual Property Rights. The Hoop rack is exclusively designed for NYCDOT.
- The double Loop or the waive rack has been discontinued.
Bike corrals are rows of CityRacks installed in the curbside lane of the street instead of on the sidewalk. This design is a great solution for places where demand for bicycle parking outstrips the available sidewalk space. Anyone can request a bike corral but every bike corral needs a maintenance partner to keep the bike corral clear of snow and debris. Learn more about bike corrals, including how to apply for one
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
According to New York City Administrative Code section 20-327.1, 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. 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 Art, 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.