The City of Davis wants to make it easier for you to park your bike around town. We are committed to providing secure bike parking for customers, employees, visitors and City residents.
What to Consider when Requesting a Bike Rack
- How much space is available?
- Can a person walking or in a wheelchair get around a parked bike?
- Is the bike rack away from the car door zone?
- Is the bike rack conveniently located near a building entrance?
- Think about security and potential bike theft.
- Is there concrete or asphalt to install the bike rack? Bike racks must be bolted to concrete or asphalt.
- Who owns the property? The city installs bike racks only on public property.
- What about adding bike parking on private property (schools, shopping centers, apartment complexes...)? I recommend contacting the business or property management company directly and make a request.
Request a Bike Rack
A free publicly accessible bike rack can be installed on the sidewalk in front of your business. Let us know where you would like a rack. How many bike parking spaces are you seeking? Where would you like the racks installed? A photo or Google Maps link is very helpful, but not required.
Information About City Bike Racks
The City installs two types of bike racks:
- Ground Control Systems formerly Park A Bike's Varsity style bike rack.
Ground Control Systems
Corporate Headquarters | 708 Alhambra Blvd. suite 200 Sacramento, CA 95816
Toll Free: 1.800.630.7225 |Fax: 866.539.9049
- SCH Enterprises, LLC Lighting Bolt LR Series bike racks. Click here to read the specifications for the bike racks and installation information. These racks have a 3-point support, which keeps bikes upright and aligned.
SCH Enterprises, LLC
The City cannot install racks on private property. Please note that not all manufactured bike racks meet the City of Davis design specifications.
Bike Rack Design Guidelines
All bike racks installed in the City of Davis need to be selected and installed in such a manner that will enhance convenience and maximize security. Listed below are basic parameters that should be adhered to when selecting and purchasing bike racks:
1. Selected bike racks should be designed in such a way that they will guide the wheel, not bind it. "Wheel benders" (racks with vertical slats) or any other similar designs are not acceptable.
2. An acceptable bike rack will have at least two points of contact to support a bike leaning against it (many bikes currently being sold do not come with kickstands, such as expensive road bikes and mountain bikes). Additionally, bike rack designs including moving or stationary parts with the potential for scraping the paint on a bike when parked will not be approved.
3. Bike rack designs must incorporate elements that will allow for the locking of the frame and at least one wheel of a bike with any kind of lock, especially high security "u-locks."
4. Examples of acceptable bike racks include: SCH Enterprises LLC - LR Series, Madrax – Genesis model and Urban Accessories - Model E (see attached)
Bike Requirements per City Code
The City of Davis Bike Parking Ordinance establishes definitions and standards for bike parking throughout the City of Davis.