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Bike Rack Request Form

Please use this form to request a new bike rack or identify an existing rack that needs to be repaired or replaced. Anyone can request a rack!

If you are part of a BID, NID, or other neighborhood organization interested in getting decorative bike racks for your area, please see our Decorative Bike Racks Program information.

Bike Rack Location Requirements

  • Must have at least a 2' x 6' space available so that a bike can be locked to either side of the rack
  • Must not block the sidewalk path or any fire hydrants, emergency exits, utility access points, etc. when a bike is locked to the rack
  • Cannot be on private property
  • For U-racks, must have a concrete surface
  • For bell racks and hitch racks, must be attached to an existing pole
  • See Section 4 and Section 5 of the Bicycle Space Parking Ordinance for comprehensive guidelines

Bike Rack Types

Each rack provides parking for two bicycles.

U-Rack Example Bell Rack Example Hitch Rack Example
U-Rack Bell Rack Hitch Rack



Requested Location Information

Please enter the address closest to where you are requesting a bike rack. If no address is available, list the nearest street and cross street.

Location Address Line 1

Location Address Line 2

Milwaukee, WI     Zip Code

Please describe your requested location (available sidewalk space, adjacent business, building, or park, etc):

What type of bike rack would you suggest for this location?

How many bike racks would you suggest for this location? 

Why do you think this is a good location for a bike rack? (Optional)

Contact Information (Optional)

You may be contacted with questions about your requested location.


Business or Organization (if applicable)

Address Line 1

Address Line 2

City  State   Zip Code



 Check if you would like updates on the status of your request.

City of Milwaukee Department of Publick Works  

Contact Us

Department of Public Works
Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building 
841 North Broadway, Room 501 
Milwaukee, WI 53202  

414-286-CITY (2489)