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Installing bike racks in public spaces

People who bicycle to work, school or for other purposes require a secure place to lock their bicycle at the end of the trip. Bike parking is provided a few different ways by developers and by The City of Calgary.

Private Development

Most new developments are required to provide long term and short term parking on site. The Calgary Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 informs developers and building owners about the requirements for proper quantities of bicycle parking.

The City of Calgary also developed a Bicycle Parking Handbook (draft) to provide developers and building owners with information regarding the proper design and placement of bicycle parking.

Public Spaces

The City of Calgary installs bicycle racks in public spaces to help encourage more people to travel by bicycle and to decrease bike theft. The public can request that a bicycle rack be installed through the Bike Rack Program. From 2002 to 2014, this program has installed more than 1,900 bike parking spaces citywide. In 2015, The City plans to install more than 800 new spaces with an emphasis on improving bike parking access along the new Centre City Cycle Track network.

You can also find secure bicycle parking at:

Need a rack?

Know a location that needs a bike rack? Let us know where you think one is needed. We will review the location to see if there is adequate public space for a rack to be installed. Use the button below to request a bike rack.