Bicycle share

Bike sharing allows you to check out bicycles for short trips.
Cycle around the city
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How to ride

Individuals must use the bike company's app to unlock a bike. The bike share companies offer memberships, passes, or single-ride fares.

Bike use and features

The bicycles are meant for everyday trips.

Each bike has:

  • Comfortable seating
  • Basket
  • Fenders and lights
  • Electric assist
  • Lock

Where to park a bike

Acceptable places to park and lock bikes

  • Any public bike rack
  • Public bike parking
    • Public bike racks
    • Parking meter hitches
  • Most city street signs (except stop signs and bus stop signs)

Unacceptable ways to park and lock bikes

Do not park and lock bikes to any of these places:

  • Trees
  • Handrails
  • Streetlights
  • Bus stop signs
  • Stop signs
  • Anything that blocks the sidewalk or an intersection

City ordinance and rental company rules regulate bike parking.

More places not to park

Do not park at

  • Pedestrian ramps
  • Building/property entrances
  • Driveways
  • Loading zones
  • Crosswalks
  • Parklets
  • Street/sidewalk cafes
  • Traffic signal or street light poles
  • Fire hydrants
  • Street furnishings (benches, trees or other right of way plantings, etc.)
  • Underground utility, sewer, or water facilities
  • Sidewalk clear zones

Safety and disabled access features

  • Disability parking and transfer zones
  • Curb ramps
  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Ramp landings
  • Handrails
  • Areas of refuge
  • Detectable warning surfaces

Transit stops and facilities

  • Stations
  • Shelters
  • Passenger waiting areas
  • Bus layover and staging zones

Parking near transit

Metro transit blue line speeding past


  • Keep light rail platform boarding areas clear of bikes
  • Park your bike away from bus boarding areas
  • Park your bike away from corners near neighborhood bus stops

Do not 

  • Block transit boarding areas when parking your bike
  • Lock a bike to a bus stop sign or any transit station elements

Avoid the Clear Zone

Sidewalk clear zones

  • A sidewalk clear zone is an accessible main pedestrian path that runs alongside the street.
  • The clear zone means there must be at least 4 feet of clear sidewalk space for everyone.
  • The clear zone ensures that pedestrians have a safe, obstruction-free path.

Bike clear zone

Do not ride or park in the clear zone. This helps keep those walking and rolling safe.

Related resources

Contact e-bike companies




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Contact for support
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Contact us

Minneapolis 311


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Monday – Friday

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