CityRacks provide bike parking on sidewalks. Installations are driven by requests from the general public. The product of an international design competition held in 2009, the CityRack has been recognized for its combination of function and elegance, and has been added to the permanent collection of the Madsonian Museum of Industrial Design.
DOT developed the small hoop CityRack, or MeterRack, a mini version of the large hoop CityRack, in 2011 to provide more bike parking cost-effectively and to repurpose parking meter poles that are rendered obsolete by new MuniMeters. The MeterRack is the predominant bike rack on sidewalks along commercial corridors.
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.
Citi Bike, New York City's bike share system, provides access to a network of public bicycles intended for short, one-way trips. Lyft owns, operates, and maintains the bike share system, with oversight from DOT. The system comprises over 750 self-service docking stations for over 12,000 bikes, available for use 24 hours a day throughout the year. Stations generally hold 15 to 59 bicycle docks. The station design complements many of the city’s other street furniture elements.