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Decorative Bike Rack Program

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), Neighborhood Improvement Districts (NIDs), and other neighborhood organizations in Milwaukee can request decorative bike racks with their own unique designs. U-racks with both circular plates (photo pictured below) and horizontal crossbars (digital mockup pictured below) are available. The designs can be in color or black and white and are printed onto heavy-duty vinyl labels and applied to the racks. The first decorative bike racks with Milwaukee-themed labels can be found around Downtown Milwaukee.

Decorative Bike Rack with Black Milwaukee Logo

Photo of pilot circular plate U-rack.

Digital mockup of bar U-rack.

Digital mockup of bar U-rack.

The City provides the racks at no cost, while the organization pays for the cost of the labels and the labor needed to install the racks. Costs will vary depending on the number and type of racks ordered and may range from approximately $75 to $175 per rack. Decorative bike racks cannot be requested by individual businesses. 


If you are a neighborhood organization interested in decorative bike racks, please fill out and email the application linked below to with the subject line "Decorative Bike Racks Application."

Decorative Bike Racks Application Form (Link downloads a Word document)

Please see the documents linked below for examples of what information should be included with the application.


For more information on decorative bike racks, contact Please include your organization, name, and phone number.

City of Milwaukee Department of Publick Works  

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

414-286-CITY (2489)