Public Bike Parking in Ottawa
The City of Ottawa offers a number of options for parking your bike:
- At city-owned parking lots and garages
- Bike racks at various Transitway and LRT stations
- Bike racks at City of Ottawa Client Service Centres, community and recreation centres, and parks
- Permanent bike racks (Ring and Post, multi-ring) as well as advertising-based seasonal bike racks along the street (April to November)
- Bike Corral Program – Three (3) seasonal bike corrals, currently located on MacLaren at Bank, on Second at Bank, and on Wellington West at Fairmount. Corrals are installed from April to November. These corrals take one car parking space and hold up to 12 bikes.
- OC Transpo offers secure bike parking at at Greenboro, Strandherd, St-Laurent, and Fallowfield Stations.
Request a New Bike Rack or a Replacement Rack on Public Property
Are you aware of a location in the public space where bike parking is unavailable or insufficient? Please submit requests for new or replacement bike racks to email@example.com. Please include an address or intersection of the request and any relevant details, including pictures (optional). We will respond to all inquiries within five (5) business days.
We will assess all requests to identify the bike parking solution that is best supported. The outcome may be influenced by space constraints or other factors, such as visibility, accessibility and sidewalk conditions. Where a need for bike parking is identified, locations will be prioritized for installation
As part of the City’s Public Bike Parking Strategy, we plan to offer more types of bike parking services in the future.
Report a Damaged Bike Rack, or an Abandoned Bicycle
If you notice a bike rack on a public right of way is damaged, or you want to report an abandoned bike, please call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1. Please be ready to provide an address or intersection, and any relevant details.
Public Bike Parking Strategy
The Public Bike Parking Strategy provides us with a framework to shape the way our City responds to the needs of our residents. As we build the Public Bike Parking Program, we will be following through on the Strategy’s recommendations — like developing a Bike Parking Index tool, restructuring the parking request intake process, and establishing program-related roles, responsibilities and timelines as we move forward in 2021. Over the next three (3) years, expect to see upgrades in technology, more secure bike parking options, and other innovative programs.
Things to look forward to as we develop the Public Bike Parking Program include:
- A streamlined, customer-focused bike parking request intake process, which will make it easier for residents and visitors to provide feedback on all matters related to bike parking where they live, work, shop and play
- A data-driven & proactive approach to bike parking installation and maintenance
- Forward-thinking bike parking solutions that account for emerging trends in active transportation
- Public access to bike parking information; and
- Research and development of more secure bike-parking options in the City, which meet the needs of commuters, residents, business owners and visitors.
If you have any questions related to the Public Bike Parking Strategy or the Public Bike Parking Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Installation of Bike Racks on Private Property
The City does not currently offer bike racks or installation on private property. In the future, we will be looking at options to provide bike racks to local businesses and organizations at a reduced rate. Please email email@example.com for more information or to express interest in this initiative.
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