Bicycle Chained to Public Property

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

For a bike to be considered unusable, it must have two or more of the following characteristics:

• The bike appears to be crushed or not otherwise usable.

• Missing essential parts such as handlebars, pedals, rear wheel or bicycle chain.

• The handlebars, pedals, spokes, frames or rimes are damaged or bent. 

• 50 percent or more the bike is rusted, which includes parts like the frame, handlebars, pedals, and bike chain.

You can make reports of any bicycle that is chained to and harming a City tree regardless of the condition the bike is in.

You cannot make reports of usable abandoned bicycles that are chained to public property other than City trees.

"Ghost bike" complaints are not accepted. Ghost bikes are those that have been placed on public property as roadside memorials to those who have died.