Bike Parking in the Right of Way

Bicycle Parking is an important element to the overall transportation system in Denver. Providing parking for bicycles near employment, retail and other destinations ensures options for this non-motorized mode of transportation. The City regulates the type and position of bike racks on public property to ensure the highest usability and safety.

Bike Parking Rules and Regulations (PDF) — June 2015

Public Works is pleased to accept applications for bike parking at any time. Currently, the eligibility for City funding is closed, but any business can apply for bike parking at any time to procure and install on their own. Learn more in the information menus below and APPLY HERE.

  • To expand Denver's multi-modal transportation options as seen through the Strategic Transportation Plan 
  • To provide dedicated, end-of-trip parking for people on bikes
  • To increase compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act and ensure pedestrian comfort in the sidewalk area

To learn more about Denver's Bicycle Parking Program, review the following presentation, presented to the Denver Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation in May 2015.

Bicycle Parking Program presentation slide

The Bike Parking Program creates a streamlined process to apply for bike parking in the Public Right-of-Way, provides new options for both on-the-sidewalk inverted u-racks and in-the-parking lane bike corrals, and updates design standards for both bike parking types.  The Program will also provide City Funding for those applications that meet the highest demand for bike parking as part of Denver’s Transportation System.

IBike Parking Application (PDF)f you have an identified need for bike parking in the public right-of-way and would like to apply for a rack or bicycle corral, please complete this application and send it to

While anyone can apply and pay for the bicycle parking facility, the permit holder must be the adjacent property owner. Thus, if the application is submitted by someone other than the adjacent property owner, the property owner's information must be included in the application.

For additional information on bicycle parking in Denver, contact

More Information

If property owners want to install a bike rack on their existing property, they are able to do so at their discretion. However, the City would encourage property owners to select a rack of functional design and place it in a location visible to the entrance.

Any new development must comply with the bicycle parking regulations in the new zoning code (see Article 10).

Combining bikes with transit makes it even easier to get around! RTD allows bikes on the bus and light rail system and provides facilities at stations to secure bikes. It's a healthy, economical and environmentally friendly way to commute to work, school or recreational activities.

Bike-n-Ride: More information from RTD

Bicycle lockers are encouraged for use by employees and bicycle commuters to offer a secure facility in which to park a bicycle. RTD provides bicycle parking at certain transit station areas, and other private entities provide bicycle lockers for assigned use.

three bicycles parked and locked at U racks

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