Safe, secure, and abundant bicycle parking is necessary to support the District’s growing number of people using bikes for transportation, commuting, and recreation. Providing sufficient bicycle parking is part of DDOT's strategy to promote bicycling in the District of Columbia and reduces the number of bikes locked to trees, benches, and railings.
Residents can request a bike rack in the public space by submitting a request to 311. DDOT installs around 400 bike racks per year and District regulations require new construction to provide both short and long-term bicycle parking for residents, employees, and visitors.
DDOT manages the Bike Center at Union Station, which has offered secure bike parking at Union Station since 2010. The Bike Center is currently closed for repairs. Reopening is anticipated during the Fall of 2021. For more information please contact [email protected] with the subject line "Bike Center."
The District Department of Transportation’s 2018 Bike Parking Guide is a one-stop resource for residents, businesses, and developers to learn about bike parking in the District. Relevant laws, design guidelines, and the process for requesting new bike parking racks are provided in an easy to read guide.