DDOT shall provide and manage bicycle parking in public space, encourage bicycle parking in private space, and set design standards for bicycle parking facilities.
Procedures and Services
Abandoned BicyclesResidents may request the investigation and removal of abandoned bikes by calling the Mayor's Citywide Calling Center at 311, or submiting a request through 311 Online. Any bicycle left unused in public space for more than thirty (30) days shall be considered abandoned. DDOT may remove an abandoned bicycle after placing a notice on the bicycle (red and white stickers) for a period of at least ten (10) days. (DCMR 18-1210.01).
Installation of Bicycle Racks on Public SpaceResidents may request bicycle parking services, by calling the Mayor's Citywide Calling Center at 311, or submitting a request through 311 Online. Anyone who wishes to construct and install a bicycle rack in public space must obtain a public space permit from DDOT. All public space permits are processed through DDOT's Transportation Online Permitting System (TOPS). The placement and design of a bicycle rack must meet the standards established by the Bicycle Facility Design Guide.
Bicycle Parking in Residential BuildingsAll residential buildings with eight (8) or more units must provide sheltered and secure bicycle parking as specified by DCMR 18-1214. The DDOT Bicycle Program office may be contacted by:
Transportation Plans & Studies