CityRacks provide free, short-term bicycle parking on sidewalks throughout the five boroughs. There are two types of racks: large hoop and small hoop. 

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CityRack (large hoop)
CityRack (small hoop)


  • Large hoop: 33.7"-diameter, cast-metal circle with a horizontal bar across the center
  • Small hoop: 18"-diameter, cast-metal circle installed on retired parking meter poles


Large hoop

  • Must be installed on city-owned property
  • 12-foot minimum sidewalk width
  • Away from pedestrian flow, usually at the curb, and always away from crosswalks
  • If installed at the curb, clearance from the curb must be a minimum of 18 inches
  • Can only be installed on concrete

Small hoop

  • On existing, retired parking meter poles



Furniture siting guidelines diagram

Furniture Siting Guidelines diagram [PDF]

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



  • DOT installs and maintains large hoop CityRacks requested through the program

For More Information

  • Visit the CityRack Program web page for more information or to fill out the online form to suggest a location for a CityRack
  • Email to report damage