Bicycle and Micromobility Device Parking Design

Provide well-placed bicycle and micromobility device parking to promote sustainable transportation modes.

Place short-term bicycle racks, bike lockers, and private skateboard/scooter parking as close to building entrances as possible.

  • Distribute smaller groups of bicycle racks rather centralized racks in areas where there are multiple destinations.
  • Reduce bicycle theft by placing bike parking away from vehicular access in high visibility areas. Provide bike lockers where theft may be a problem.
  • Consider attended bike parking facilities, commonly referred to as bike stations, at locations where high volumes of bicyclists are anticipated, such as office complexes, transit centers, and shopping centers.
  • Provide adequate lighting and signage for safety wayfinding.
  • Consider providing bike shelters where long-term bicycle parking is expected.
  • Provide complementary facilities such as shower rooms and repair stations.
Design Guidelines
Policy & Implementation
The Role of Local Government & Transit First Policies
Guiding Principles of Land Use
Flexible Zoning Strategies
Street Design Implementation
Revising Transportation Analysis Practices
Transportation Demand Management
Rethinking Vehicle Parking Requirements
Parking Management
Best Practices to Attract Successful Developers
Clarifying Design Expectations
Integrating Retail into Transit Oriented Development
Community Planning for Rail Transit
Additional Resources
A photo of a busy and wide sidewalk adjacent to a high-rise building with shaded bike parking.
Bicycle Parking Near Entrance (Source: Eric Fredericks)
A photo of a bikeshare with 15+ bikes next to an apartment building.

Provide separate space close to building entrances or in other designated and intuitive locations for shared bicycle and scooter parking that is outside a pedestrian path of travel.









The cover of VTA's Bicycle Technical Guidelines.
VTA Bicycle Technical Guidelines

Utilize the Bicycle Parking chapter of the VTA Bicycle Technical Guidelines for guidance on appropriate parking types, materials, placement, and quantity by land use.