|2014 Bike Rack Installations are Complete!|
The City of Saint Paul has made significant progress in the provision of bicycle parking in 2014. Funding received from Transit for Livable Communities was used to install 22 new bicycle racks at nine locations throughout the City as part of the Neighborhood Bike Rack Program (NBRP). Additionally, Saint Paul’s first on-street bike corral was approved and permitted on a public roadway.
See our 2014 Year in Review brochure for more information about the work done in the past year.
Stay tuned for information regarding our 2015 program. If you are interested in bike racks at your locations, and meet the eligibility requirements from the previous year's program, feel free to send in 2014's application. Your information will be filed, and you will be contacted next year when the program begins in the spring.
2014 Neighborhood Bike Rack Program
One of the goals of the City of Saint Paul’s Comprehensive Plan is to create public bicycle parking facilities to increase bicycling citywide. To meet that goal, the Department of Public Works offers the Neighborhood Bike Rack Program. In 2014, the Neighborhood Bike Rack Program will dedicate $10,000 received from Transit for Livable Communities to installing approved bike racks on public right of way in front of local businesses and organizations upon request at no cost. In return, the applicant agrees to provide snow removal to maintain access to the bike racks during the winter.
In order to be eligible for the program, your business or organization must be located in the City of Saint Paul, and must be able to demonstrate a lack of space feasible for bike rack installation.. Also, all bike rack installations must meet all applicable accessibility and construction standards.
For details about the bike rack program, including eligibility requirements, responsibilities, and restrictions, read the Neighborhood Bike Rack Program Guide.
To apply for the program, fill out the application (included in the Program Guide and linked below) and return it to the contact person identified on the form. Please note that as of June 30, 2014, the funds available for the current year have been allocated. Any applications received June 30 or later will be put on a waiting list. If additional funding becomes available, applications will be reviewed in the order they were received.
Neighborhood Bike Rack Program Application
Once we receive your application, we will review it to determine if the basic program requirements are met. If it is determined that you are eligible to take part in the program, we will put you in touch with our bike rack vendor to develop a plan and prepare a cost estimate for the city's review.
If your property is not eligible for to take part in the City of Saint Paul's Neighborhood Bike Rack Program, or if the best location for bike racks at your facility is not on public property, Saint Paul Smart Trips has a similar cost-sharing program that may better suit your needs. Information can be found on the Saint Paul Smart Trips website, or by contacting Saint Paul Smart Trips by phone at (651) 224-8555 extension 24, or via email at .
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Saint Paul, MN 55102
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