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How to Park Your Bicycle

More than 1.5 million bicycles are stolen each year across the country. Bicycle theft does occur in Minneapolis and it is important to properly lock your bicycle in a legal location using a secure lock. The City of Minneapolis has the right to remove bicycles that are parked illegally.

Legal locations include bike racks, sign posts, and multi-space parking meter sign posts. Illegal locations include trees, light posts, traffic signal poles, and handrails (Minneapolis Code 490.150).

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Bicycle Corral Program

The Bicycle Corral Cost Share Program is designed for businesses with high bicycle demand and limited space in the boulevard or sidewalk area. An on-street bicycle parking corral is a group of bicycle racks, installed adjacent to the curb, in the parking lane of the roadway. It is a low-cost method to provide bicycle parking in the same space occupied by an on-street parked car.

Please contact Paul Cao at (612) 673-2943 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

Bicycle Rack Cost Share Program

Through the Bike Rack Cost Share Program, the City of Minneapolis can reimburse 50 percent of the cost of bike racks at eligible businesses. Schools, libraries, parks, and other eligible public facilities can also request to receive racks at no cost.

Please contact Paul Cao at (612) 673-2943 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

Bike Lockers

Bicycle lockers protect your bicycle from weather and help secure your bicycle from theft. The City of Minneapolis has lockers stationed throughout downtown. Lockers are also available at the University of Minnesota and at Metro Transit stations and transit centers.

Please Customer Service at 612-388-0333 to check for locker availability. Showers are also available with the rental of a bicycle locker at two locations. Please call directly to inquire about their availability:

Abandoned Bikes

Members of the public are encouraged to report abandoned bicycles. The City of Minneapolis will remove unlocked, abandoned bicycles upon request. If the bicycle is locked, it will be tagged to give the owner 24 hours of notice before removal. Bicycles locked in an illegal location will be removed immediately. Legal locations include bike racks, sign posts, and parking meter sign posts. Illegal locations include trees, light posts, traffic signal poles, and handrails.

Report an abandoned bicycle to Minneapolis 311 or the Minneapolis Property & Evidence Warehouse at 612-673-5665.

Last updated Mar 12, 2019



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