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 handlebars or pedals are damaged, or the existing forks, frames, or rims are bent.
  • 50% 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.