Bike Rack Request Now Available on City of San Diego Website

The city of San Diego has updated their bicycle program page and you can now request bike racks from the city.

Please note that the City of San Diego website now offers instructions on how to request installation of bike racks and general information about our Bicycle Program.  Please feel free to distribute this information to your board members and business community however you feel appropriate.  We anticipate the first round of 100 new racks (pictured below) will be delivered to the city in January 2014.  If you have already submitted bike rack requests directly to Tom […], you do not need to resubmit for those locations.


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Request a Bike Rack

To request a bike rack in front of your business, please send an email with the following information to

  1. Name of Business
  2. Contact Name
  3. Telephone Number
  4. Email Address
  5. Street Address of proposed rack location
  6. Number of racks being requested
  7. Any additional info on the rack location details that may be useful for City staff evaluation

General Info on the City’s Bike rack Program

Once the request information for a rack is submitted it will be evaluated by City staff. The requestor will be notified of the evaluation results within 60 days of their request. Racks will be approved and installed as space allows. Racks, installation and maintenance will be provided by the City for approved locations. The following are examples of locations that are not acceptable for City bike rack installations:

  1. Narrow sidewalks
  2. On private property
  3. On asphalt, grass, gravel, brick or other surfaces that will not allow secure rack installation. (Racks need to be installed on a concrete surface)
  4. Residential addresses
  5. Bus Stops
  6. Locations that have conflicts with storm drains, parked vehicles, utility boxes
  7. Locations in Downtown and Little Italy (Please contact Daniel Reeves of Civic San Diego at to request a rack at these locations)

The City will be providing the following style and color of rack for approved locations:



If you have any questions regarding the bike rack program, please contact Thomas Landre at