Office of Neighborhood Initiatives
Request a Bike Rack

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's Taking Care Business Program and BikePGH's Small Business Program have teamed up to provide free bike racks outside of small businesses located within the City's business districts. As part of this program, the City will own, install and maintain these bike racks.

Thank you for your interest and commitment in making Pittsburgh a more bike-friendly city! We have received numerous requests, and they are handled on a first come, first served basis. Therefore, it may take two months or more before we can assess new requests. Thank you for your patience!

If you do not meet the requirements for this program, you can purchase bike racks directly from Bike Pittsburgh. Please contact for more information.

How to submit a bike rack request:

Please note: In order to place a bike rack request, please have the property owner that houses the small business complete the form below. Once the form has been submitted, the City's Bike/Pedestrian Coordinator will then perform a site assessment of the location to consider pedestrian traffic, ADA compliance, customer flow, parallel parking and existing street furniture. During the site assessment, the City's Bike/Pedestrian Coordinator will determine, based on customer flow, whether one or two racks should be installed. If the City finds that the location fits all of the applicable requirements, then the City's Department of Public Works will install a bike rack, subject to the City's discretion to remove it at any time.

General Information

Is a small business or nonprofit operated on your property and they simply cannot afford a bike rack?

Is the location for the request bike rack(s) located within one of the City of Pittsburgh's 50 neighborhood business districts?

Property Owner Information
Business Owner Information
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Do you currently have an Occupancy Permit for the property stating you have outdoor seating or in the near future wish to seek outdoor seating?

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By hitting "submit", I am confirming that I am the property owner at the above address and I am interested in the installation of a bike rack by the City's Department of Public Works at the above noted location; I understand the bike rack will not only service your property, but the entire business district.

Please note: Business or property owners are not allowed to remove or paint the bike racks. If a bike rack has been vandalized or damaged, please report to 311.


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