BikeCorrals are clusters of bike racks installed in the roadbed, along the curb line instead of on the sidewalk. Corrals are installed where demand for bicycle parking exceeds the available sidewalk space. Anyone can request a BikeCorral but must agree to be a maintenance partner and keep the corral clear of debris and snow. Potential maintenance partners may be businesses, community groups, or individual volunteers.

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BikeCorral outside P.S. 118 Maurice Sendak Community School: 7th Street, Brooklyn


  • 23’ min. L x 8’ W
  • Powder coated or galvanized steel


  • Clearances:
    • 15 feet: fire hydrants, bus stops, taxi stands or hotel loading zones, franchise structures, subway entrances
    • 10 feet: corner quadrants, driveways, building entrances (building line installations only)
    • 5 feet: above-ground structures
    • 3 feet: tree-bed edges, grates, utility covers
  • DOT meets with applicants and determines if bikecorrals are appropriate by measuring the potential site and assessing the demand for bike parking
  • DOT and the partner present proposed bikecorrals to the local Community Board for its approval


Furniture siting guidelines diagram

Furniture Siting Guidelines diagram [PDF]

See the Furniture Siting Guidelines diagram [PDF] for information on street furniture siting.



  • DOT designs bikecorrals specific to the site
  • Some designs include large planter pots
  • BikeCorrals are maintained by the partner
  • Installation is done by DOT and always in a curbside or floating parking lane

For More Information

  • For more information, visit the BikeCorrals web page
  • To report damage, email