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Many cities, towns or other governmental organizations have set minimum ordinances or other mandates. These are the best places to determine the number of bike parking spaces needed. Library.municode.com is a great resource to begin your search. You can usually find bike parking guidelines and other ordinances regarding required bike parking capacity, placement and right-of-way in a city’s public works or parks and recreation department. Another great resource for guidelines and ordinances are bicycle advocacy organizations. These are communities of cyclists who live the bike lifestyle and have years of resourceful insights when it comes to bike parking. We have provided several city requirement links below for you. 

 

Austin, TX:
https://library.municode.com/tx/austin/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT25LADE_CH25-6TR_ART7OREPALO_DIV1GERE_S25-6-477BIPA

Boston, MA:
https://www.boston.gov/sites/default/files/document-file-07-2017/policy_-_bike_parking_guidelines_final_v3.pdf

Burlington, VT:
https://parkburlington.com/bike-parking/  
https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/sites/default/files/u119/20170407%20ART08-Parking.pdf

Charlotte, NC:
https://charlottenc.gov/ld/CLDSM/Pages/5000Series.aspx

Chicago, IL:
https://chicagocompletestreets.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/CDOT-Bike-Rack-Siting-Guidelines_061914.pdf

Fort Worth, TX:
http://fortworthtexas.gov/planninganddevelopment/zoning/ordinance/6_200.pdf

Houston, TX:
http://houston-tx.elaws.us/code/cid10123/26-583/

Knoxville, TN:
https://recodeknoxville.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/KNOX-ZO-PublicDraft-March2018.pdf

Las Vegas, NV/Clark County:
https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/comprehensive-planning/zoning/Documents/3060.pdf

Louisville, KY:
https://louisvilleky.gov/sites/default/files/parks/planning_and_design/appendix9a_2011.pdf

Madison, WI:
https://www.cityofmadison.com/bikeMadison/documents/bikeRackRequirements.pdf

Mesa, AZ:
https://www.mesaaz.gov/home/showdocument?id=12480

Minneapolis, MN:
http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@publicworks/documents/webcontent/convert_270396.pdf

Missoula, MT:
https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/1991/Bike-Parking

Nashville, TN:
https://www.nashville.gov/mc/ordinances/term_2011_2015/bl2014_714_sub.pdf

Oklahoma City, OK:
https://library.municode.com/ok/oklahoma_city/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=OKMUCO2010_CH59ZOPLCO_ARTXOREPALOAC_S59-10600OREPARE

Philadelphia, PA:
http://www.phillyotis.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/PHL_BikeParking_December2017_Rev2-WEB-small.pdf

Pittsburgh, PA:
https://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/Bicycle_Parking_Guide_6-3-15.pdf

Portland, OR:
https://chicagocompletestreets.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/CDOT-Bike-Rack-Siting-Guidelines_061914.pdf

Sacramento, CA:
https://www.cityofsacramento.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/Public-Works/Transportation/Active-Transportation/Bike-Rack-Design-and-Placement-Guideline-Adopted-20170425.pdf?la=en

San Francisco, CA:
https://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/reports-and-documents/2018/06/1_sfmta_bicycle_parking_guidelines-updated-05-15-2018.pdf

Santa Cruz, CA:
http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/home/showdocument?id=58671

Santa Monica, CA:
https://www.smgov.net/uploadedFiles/Departments/PCD/Transportation/Developers/Bicycle-Parking-Standards.pdf

Seattle, WA: https://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/SDOT/BikeProgram/SDOT%20Bicycle%20Parking%20Guidelines_6.11_WORKING_DRAFT.pdf

Tucson, AZ:
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/bicycle/City_of_Tucson_Land_Use_Code.pdf
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/bicycle/Tucson_Bicycle_Facility_Design.pdf
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/bicycle/Parking_Ordinance.PDF

Virginia Beach, VA:
https://www.vbgov.com/government/offices/eso/Documents/bicycle-fact-sheet.pdf

Washington, DC:
https://ddot.dc.gov/publication/bike-parking-guide
https://ddot.dc.gov/publication/bike-rack-design-and-placement-guidelines