City of Pittsburgh                Bicycle Rack Installation Guidelines


The City’s bicycle rack donation program, initiated in 2009 through Mayor Ravenstahl’s Taking Care of Business Program and BikePGH’s Small Business, will introduce 200 racks to the City’s business districts.  Based on pedestrian traffic, ADA compliance, customer flow, parallel parking and existing street furniture, careful consideration of rack location is paramount to the program’s success.  The following outline provides DPW staff with criteria for installing the requested racks in the most ideal location.

Layout Guidelines for All Racks

Account for space for bikes on all sides of rack:

Racks shall not be placed:

Note: in placing racks, keep in mind that many cyclists do not pay attention to their surroundings as they lock up their bikes, so please plan accordingly.