Bicycle Parking

NYC DOT provides free, short-term bike parking to keep our city moving. NYC DOT installs bike racks on the sidewalk or in the roadway.

Please limit parking time on a rack to seven consecutive days or less to make room for your neighbors.

Bike Parking Map

Find bike parking locations on the Bicycle Racks Map and on NYC Open Data.

Suggest Bike Parking

We invite the public to suggest bike parking locations on the sidewalk or in the roadway.

Suggest a bike parking location

Bike parking in the roadway is a great solution for places where demand exceeds available sidewalk space. Bike parking in the roadway includes pavement markings and flexible posts.

A woman secures her bicycle on a round bike rack in the sidewalk
Bike rack on the sidewalk
A bike corral in Brooklyn, made up of multiple bike racks in the roadway next to the curb.
Bike parking in the roadway

Community Partners for Bike Parking in the Roadway

Community partners support bike parking in the roadway. They maintain planters, sweep debris and report issues and damage.

Interested in being a community partner? Apply below.

Community Partner Information

Report a Bike Rack Issue

NYC DOT maintains, repairs, and replaces damaged bike racks.

Report a damaged bike rack via NYC 311

Abandoned Bikes

The City defines an abandoned bike as a usable bike that is locked to a public bike rack for more than seven consecutive days.

Report an abandoned bike by selecting "Other" on our webform

When NYC DOT receives reports of abandoned bikes, NYC DOT or partners tag the reported bikes. NYC DOT or partners return seven days later. When tags remain, NYC DOT or partners move the bikes to the NYPD 72nd Precinct in Brooklyn. NYPD then transfers the bikes to the NYPD Property Clerk to store for 30 days. If you believe NYC DOT removed your bike, visit the NYPD precinct associated with the location where your bike was parked. NYPD will provide guidance on retrieving your bike. Bike owners are responsible for retrieving their bikes from the NYPD Property Clerk.

A red bike attached to a bike rack has an orange tag on the handlebars that says the bike appears to be abandoned
Tagged abandoned bike

Derelict Bikes

The NYC Department of Sanitation removes derelict bikes that meet two of the characteristics below:

  • bike appears to be crushed or not otherwise usable
  • bike is missing essential parts, such as handlebars, one or more pedals, rear wheel, or bike chain
  • handlebars, pedals, spokes, frames, or rims are damaged or bent
  • 50% or more of the bike is rusted, including parts like the frame, handlebars, and pedals, as well as the bike chain attaching it to public property

Report a derelict bike to NYC 311

Two derelict or unusable bikes attached to a bike rack.
Derelict bikes

Items Other than Bikes

NYPD removes property other than bikes locked to bike racks.

Report items other than bikes locked to public property to the local NYPD precinct

Other Bike Parking Options

Bike Parking Shelters

Bike shelters protect bikes from the rain. Each shelter contains four bike racks.Find bike shelter locations via NYC Open Data.

Bicycle parking shelter with bikes attached to the racks
Bike Parking Shelter

Bikes in Buildings

Under NYC’s Bikes in Buildings tenants of commercial office buildings may request bike access to their offices.