Bike Rack Program

Background

What is the Bike Rack Program?

The City installs bike and scooter parking throughout Spokane for public access. Bike racks and parking areas are available for installation on public sidewalks and in the public right-of-way. The City of Spokane's shared mobility program for e-scooters and e-bikes, operated by Lime, funds these bike racks and parking areas in order to support safe and secure parking options in accessible locations. It has been in operation since 2018, but experienced its first full year of continued operation in 2021.

Why does it matter to residents and businesses?

Last year, Spokane residents logged over 460,000 trips on Lime scooters and bikes, traveling over 425,000 miles altogether. When there is ample access to bikes and scooters, as well as places to park them, people are more inclined to use them to go from place to place in the city - whether that be their home, their place of work or their favorite local businesses.

How can you take part?

  • Get outside and bike or scooter around Spokane!
  • Or, if you would like to have a bike rack installed near your business or neighborhood, fill out this online form.

Our Bike Parking Areas

There are several styles of bike parking areas and racks around the city for bicycles, Lime e-scooters, and e-bikes. The City has gradually increased the availability of public bike racks over the past decade. In 2020, the City began installing in-street "corrals" for scooter and bike parking. In 2021, The City of Spokane and Spokane Arts partnered together to create six new bike parking areas consisting of corrals with three racks and murals by local artists. This year, more than 20 additional bike racks and parking areas will be installed. Businesses and residents can also submit requests for additional bike racks through the form at the top right of this page.

  • Bike Rack Style 9
  • Bike Rack Mural
  • Bike Rack Style 3
  • Bike Rack Style 4
  • Bike Rack Style 5
  • Scooter/Bike Parking
  • Bike Rack Style 7
  • Bike Rack Style 8

Existing and Future Bike Parking and Infrastructure

Rules of the Road

  • Know your location. Ride in the street or in bike lanes to avoid collisions with pedestrians on the sidewalks when you're downtown. However, when you're outside of downtown on roads with a speed limit is above 30 mph, you should ride on the sidewalk.
  • Watch your speed. The scooter speed limit along the Centennial Trail is 15mph. In Riverfront Park, it is 7mph. Scooters will automatically reduce their speed to 7mph in Riverfront Park.
  • Ride safely. Always watch out for pedestrians, vehicles and other Wheelshare users and cyclists. Wearing a helmet is a good idea. Helmets are available at multiple locations throughout the city.

Monitoring

The City of Spokane monitors, documents and issues fines for parking violations and illegal riding. Lime Staff patrols Spokane streets in the summer offering safety tips and moving incorrectly parked bikes and scooters. The City will repair or replace damaged City-installed bike racks and parking areas that are in the public right-of-way.


Bike Rack Request

Want a bike rack next to your business or in your neighborhood? Fill out this online form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Related Information

Contact Information

Colin Quinn-Hurst
Assistant Planner, Planning Services
509.625.6804
cquinnhurst@spokanecity.org