BikeCorrals

Large hoop racks create a bike corral on Orchard Street and Broome Street on the Lower East Side in Manhattan.

BikeCorrals provide public bike parking in neighborhoods throughout NYC and are typically installed in the curbside lane of a street. This bike parking solution is great for places where demand for bicycle parking exceeds the available sidewalk space.

A standard BikeCorral includes bike racks that can park 12 bikes comfortably, however each corral is designed for its site and size will vary. All BikeCorrals includes safety elements: pavement markings, vertical delineators, and where possible may include planters and public seating, depending on partner maintenance capacity.

Generally, NYC DOT requires a maintenance partner for our BikeCorrals to keep the space clear of snow and debris and to inform us of any damage or issues. A partner can also request additional elements such as planter and seating depending on their capacity. Day-to-day maintence of a corral is minor and anyone, from a business to a resident, may volunteer.

Due to the surge in cycling during COVID-19, NYC DOT is deploying BikeCorrals at locations without partners. NYC DOT is installing these BikeCorrals in planned NYC DOT projects that feature improvements such as curb extensions, pedestrian safety islands, and pedestrian areas. NYC DOT is monitoring these locations to determine how the sites fare in terms of maintenance and if the program can be expanded.

BikeCorral Application Process

After receiving a BikeCorral application, NYC DOT will review for feasibility by assessing site context, conditions, and demand for bike parking. Each BikeCorral design is specific to its site and is submitted for internal review. Designs incorporate pedestrian safety enhancements where possible. Installed BikeCorrals will be added to the growing network of citywide public bike parking.

BikeCorral Applications

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BikeCorral Location Information

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BikeCorral Locations

*Note: some sites may be out of service due to construction or Open Restaurants

In Front Of (IFO) Address Community Board Installation Year
Whole Foods 117 East Houston Street, Manhattan MN 3 2021
State Island Ferry Terminal 1 Bay Street, Staten Island SI 1 2020
NYC Housing Preservation & Development 100 Gold Street, Manhattan MN 1 2020
Elmhurst Medical Center 7901 Broadway, Queens QN 4 2020
Maimonides Medical Center 4802 10 Avenue, Brooklyn BK 12 2020
Burlington Coat Factory 38 East 14 Street, Manhattan MN 2 2019
Fatou Hair Braiding 47 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn BK 2 2019
NYU 368 Jay Street, Brooklyn BK 2 2019
Burger King 405 Fulton Street, Brooklyn BK 2 2019
Freshly Made 2535 Third Avenue, Bronx BX 1 2019
Whole Foods 270 Greenwich Street, Manhattan MN 1 2020
NYU Brooklyn Tech 368 Jay Street, Brooklyn BK 2 2020
City Tech 285 Jay Street, Brooklyn BK 2 2020
National Grid 351 Jay Street, Brooklyn BK 2 2020
Love Child 1 Horatio Street, Manhattan MN 2 2020
Museum of Illusions 300 West 14th Street, Manhattan MN 2 2020
NewYork-Presbyterian-Columbia 50 Haven Avenue, Manhattan MN 12 2020
468 Woodward LLC 467 Woodward Avenue, Queens QN 5 2019
Shun Lee 43 West 65 Street, Manhattan MN 7 2019
Chelsea Piers 265 Schermerhorn, Brooklyn BK 2 2019
PS 119 411 4th Avenue, Brooklyn BK 6 2018
Brooklyn New School 610 Henry Street, Brooklyn BK 6 2018
Greater Jamaica Development Corp 90-40 160th Street, Queens QN 12 2018
Sun and Air 788 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn BK 1 2018
Albero dei gelati 341 5th Avenue, Brooklyn BK 6 2017
Freehold Brooklyn 45 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn BK 1 2016
Behind Bars 610 5th Avenue, Brooklyn BK 7 2015
Sunnyside Community Garden 38-63-38-1 50th Street, Queens QN 2 2016
Fowler Square 64 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn BK 2 2018
Building On Bond 112 Bond Street, Brooklyn BK 2 2017
The Local 13-2 44th Avenue, Queens QN 2 2014
Dutch Kill Centraal 38-40 29th Street, Queens QN 1 2016
CrossFit Virtuosity 98 Bayard Street, Brooklyn BK 1 2015
Hungry Ghost 781 Fulton Street, Brooklyn BK 2 2014
Chuko 565 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn BK 8 2014
Milk Bar 620 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn BK 8 2014
BRIC 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn BK 2 2014
Le Bilboquet 20 East 60th Street, Manhattan MN 8 2014
Tutu's 25 Bogart Street, Brooklyn BK 1 2014
Ideya 636 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn BK 8 2014
NeueHouse 110 East 25th Street, Manhattan MN 5 2013
Continuum 199 Avenue B, Manhattan MN 3 2013
4th Street Food Co-Op 58 East 4th Street, Manhattan MN 3 2013
82nd St Partnership 40-07 82nd Street, Queens QN 4 2013
Organic Avenue - Chelsea 216 8th Avenue, Manhattan MN 4 2013
Teanyssimo & Misrahi 90 Rivington Street, Manhattan MN 3 2013
YMCA Park Slope 361 15th Street, Brooklyn BK 6 2013
Battery Harris 64 Frost Street, Brooklyn BK 1 2013
Williamsburg Cinemas 207 Grand Street, Brooklyn BK 1 2013
Marlow and Sons 81 Broadway, Brooklyn BK 1 2013
Rose Water Restaurant 787 Union Street, Brooklyn BK 6 2013
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School 9 Bergen Street, Brooklyn BK 2 2013
Roogla Cafe 180 Smith Street, Brooklyn BK 2 2013
Dudley's 85 Orchard Street, Manhattan MN 2 2013
Goodfella's 144 Orchard Street, Manhattan MN 3 2013
Veselka 144 2nd Avenue, Manhattan MN 3 2013
Forcella 377 Park Avenue South, Manhattan MN 5 2013
Fort Defiance 365 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn BK 6 2014
MudSpot 307 East 9th Street, Manhattan MN 3 2012
Gorilla Coffee 97 5th Avenue, Brooklyn BK 6 2012
Bluestockings 172 Allen Street, Manhattan MN 3 2012
Kinfolk Studios 90 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn BK 1 2012
Little Zelda 728 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn BK 8 2012
Bareburger 149 Court Street, Brooklyn BK 2 2012
Cafe Habana 17 Prince Street, Manhattan MN 2 2012
Smith and Sackett 285 Smith Street, Brooklyn BK 6 2011

BikeCorral FAQ

What is a BikeCorral?

BikeCorrals are bike racks installed in the curbside lane of the street (instead of on the sidewalk) to provide public bike parking. All BikeCorrals are property of NYC DOT but need a maintenance partner to help monitor the location, and be responsible for basic maintenance – keeping it clean and clear of debris, litter, and snow, reporting damages, etc.

How much does it cost?

It is free to apply for a BikeCorral. NYC DOT provides all the necessary infrastructure and safety elements. As a maintenance partner there might be costs associated with keeping the planters planted with healthy plants.

How long does it take?

There are many variables that may impact the implementation timeline, like internal multi-unit approvals, community board approvals, installation schedules, and weather, but the process usually takes anywhere from three to six or more months.

What is the BikeCorral process?

  1. Application Submission & Feasibility Review
    • NYC DOT reviews the application with the applicant to walk-through the process and determine feasibility
  2. Technical Drawing and Internal Review
    • NYC DOT will draft up technical drawings for internal review to confirm that there will be no conflicts
  3. Community Board Approval
    • BikeCorral will be presented along with the partner to the Community Board for support
    • Partner will need to also present collected signatures documenting community outreach and support
  4. Schedule Installation
    • BikeCorral will be added to the NYC DOT implementation schedule for installation
  5. BikeCorral installed and open to the public

Who may apply?

Anyone may apply for a BikeCorral, but each BikeCorral needs a maintenance partner and support from the business or organization that it is located in front of.

Who can be a maintenance partner?

Potential maintenance partners may be businesses, community groups, and/or individual volunteers.

What are the responsibilities of the maintenance partner?

The maintenance partner is responsible for reporting damages back to the NYC DOT BikeCorral team, keeping it clean and clear of debris, litter, and snow.

Does NYC DOT inspect the BikeCorrals?

NYC DOT inspects all BikeCorrals periodically every year to ensure corral partners are fulfilling their responsibilities. NYC DOT will work with the partner to get non-compliant BikeCorrals back into compliance, but if unable to remain compliant, NYC DOT has the authority to remove the BikeCorral.

Are BikeCorrals open to the public or can they be for my customers only?

All NYC DOT BikeCorrals are short-term public bike parking and cannot be restricted.

What about bikes that have been left or abandoned there?

NYPD is responsible for removing personal property locked to the BikeCorral. Contact the local NYPD precinct.

NYC's Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is responsible for removing derelict bikes deemed garbage locked to the BikeCorral. Report an unusable bike locked to public property to NYC 311.

How many bikes can it park?

The current BikeCorral design can park 12 bicycles. The design could potentially be expanded to include additional bike sleds.

What is a bike sled?

A bike sled is the bike parking infrastructure used at BikeCorrals. Current sled design consists of three (3) inverted U-racks welded onto two (2) steel rails which is anchored to the asphalt.

What if I don’t want the BikeCorral anymore?

If you no longer want the BikeCorral you applied for and received, we will work with you to try and find another partner to assume the maintenance partner responsibilities or to help find a new location.