Park your bicycle

There are many ways to park your bicycle safely.

How to park your bicycle

Lock your bicycle in a legal location using a secure lock.

Legal locations include

  • bike racks
  • sign posts
  • other designated bike parking locations

Do not lock your bike to the following

  • trees
  • light posts
  • traffic signal poles or handrails

(See Minneapolis Code 490.150). 

Bicycle Corral Cost Share Program

Businesses with high bicycle demand and limited space in the boulevard or sidewalk can apply for a group of bicycle racks, called a Bicycle Corral. 

The Corral, installed next to the curb in the parking lane, is a low-cost way to provide bicycle parking. The bicycle corral occupies the same space as one parked car.

Please contact us for more information.

Bicycle Rack Cost Share Program

Through the Bike Rack Cost Share Program, the City of Minneapolis can reimburse 50 percent of the cost of bike racks at eligible businesses. Schools, libraries, parks, and other eligible public facilities can also request to receive racks at no cost.

Please contact us for more information.

Bike lockers

Bicycle lockers protect your bicycle from weather and help secure your bicycle from theft. The City of Minneapolis has lockers stationed throughout downtown. Lockers are also available at the University of Minnesota and at Metro Transit stations and transit centers.

Please call customer service at 612-337-1967 or visit Move Minneapolis for more information on bike lockers and shower availability. 

Abandoned bikes

The City of Minneapolis will remove unlocked, abandoned bicycles upon request. Locked abandoned bicycles will be tagged 24 hours before removal.

Bicycles loced in illegal locations will be removed immediately. 

Legal locations include bike racks, sign posts and other designated bike parking locations.

Do not lock your bike to trees, light posts, traffic signal poles or handrails. 

Report an abandoned bicycle to Minneapolis 311 or the Minneapolis Property & Evidence Warehouse.

Request accessible format

If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Contact Us

Paul Cao

Public Works Traffic and Parking Services Division




33 Ninth St. N., Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1326


Minneapolis 311


Office hours

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday