CityRacks are free sidewalk bicycle parking racks, placed throughout New York City by DOT. They to encourage cycling for commuting, short trips and errands. CityRacks accommodate all types of bicycles and locks. CityRacks are not intended to be used for long-term parking.
After a request for a CityRack is received and evaluated, those sites deemed suitable for inspection will be given an on-site evaluation. If the location is approved, it will be added to the contractor's next order for manufacturing and installation. After installation, the CityRacks remain the property of the City of New York. The City assumes responsibility for the rack but not the bicycles parked at it. Learn more about CityRack location requirements
Please note that because of the great interest in this program, DOT cannot provide an individual response for each suggestion. It may take six months or more before new requests can be investigate. Bulk requests from Business Improvement Districts, civic associations or other groups of community members are encouraged and will be prioritized.