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East Side Bike Parking Project

The City of Saint Paul is looking to partner with businesses and organizations in east side neighborhoods to install bike parking. There is no cost to the for the bike rack or installation.

To qualify for a bike rack, your business or organization must:

  • Be located on the east side of Saint Paul (generally east of 35E)

  • Be open to the public

  • Be committed to keeping the space around the bike rack clear of snow and other obstacles

  • Have the rack near the main entrance/exit

  • Have adequate boulevard space for the bike rack, as determined by City staff

  • Locate the bike rack in the public right of way (not on private property)

Good locations include:

  • Markets, groceries, and convenience stores

  • Bars and restaurants

  • Coffee shops

  • Retail stores

  • Places of worship

  • Community organizations

  • Salons and barber shops

Share information about this project using our one-pager with businesses and organizations in your east side neighborhood.

To request a bike rack or for more information on the East Side Bike Parking Project, contact the City by March 5, 2021:
Jimmy Shoemaker
jimmy.shoemaker@ci.stpaul.mn.us
651-266-6204

The East Side Bike Parking Project is a one-time project to increase bike parking near businesses and organizations on the east side of Saint Paul.

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Neighborhood Bike Rack Program

One of the goals of the City of Saint Paul’s Comprehensive Plan is to create public bike parking facilities to increase bicycling citywide. To meet that goal, the Department of Public Works offers the Neighborhood Bike Rack Program.

Through the Neighborhood Bike Rack Program, Saint Paul businesses and organizations can request the installation of approved bike racks on public right of way in front of their property 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 on your property. 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 Neighborhood Bike Rack Program Application and return it to the contact person identified on the form. The Neighborhood Bike Rack Program is an ongoing Public Works program and is available to businesses and organizations throughout Saint Paul.

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Move Minnesota Bike Parking Cost-Sharing

If your property is not eligible 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, Move Minnesota has a similar cost-sharing program that may better suit your needs. Information and an online application form can be found on the Move Minnesota website.

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Bike Map with Bike Parking

Explore the Saint Paul bikeways. Zoom in to find bike parking locations.

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Last Edited: January 11, 2021