To date, the City of Vancouver has installed over 80 bicycle racks and 5 bicycle corrals in the downtown area. Bicycle racks installed by the City can only be placed in the public right-of-way and cannot be placed on private property. Once the City installs a bicycle rack we will take responsibility for maintenance of the rack. Funding for the installation of bicycle racks comes from federal transportation grant programs that the City has applied for and received. If you have a location you would like the City to install a bicycle rack, you can submit a request here.
If you own your own business or are a private developer, the City has requirements for installing bicycle parking. If you are going to install bicycle parking, it must meet the following standards set out in Section 20.945.050 of the City’s Municipal Code. The City has created a bicycle parking booklet that can be used as a guide when deciding what type of bicycle parking and how best to install it.
City code also requires the use of signage to direct bicyclists to parking locations if the
bike parking is not directly visible and obvious from the street.