Bicycle Chained to Public Property

The City accepts reports of unusable bicycles chained to parking meters, streetlights, street signs, and City-owned bike racks.

The City defines bicycles with three or more of the following characteristics as unusable:

  • The bike appears to be crushed or not usable.
  • The bike is missing its handlebar, pedal or pedals, rear wheel or chain.
  • The bike's tires are flat or its wheels' spokes and rims are bent.
  • The handlebars or pedals are damaged.
  • The bike frame is bent.
  • Seventy-five percent or more the bike is rusted, along with the chain attaching it to public property.

The City also accepts reports of any bicycle, usable or unusable, chained to and harming a City tree.

The City does not accept reports of usable abandoned bicycles chained to public property other than a City tree.

The City does not accept requests to remove "ghost bikes" that have been placed on public property as roadside memorials to those who have died.