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Bike Parking

What Does Bike Parking Look Like?

The City of London provides bicycle parking for both short-term and long-term uses. You will find bike racks at City facilities, such as community centres and arenas. Bike racks and bike rings are also installed along many streets for short-term parking.

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Bike Parking in London

The City continuously installs more bike racks throughout London as resources permit.  Enhancing bicycle parking has been identified as an action in the 2016 Cycling Master Plan.  Tied to the Plan, the City piloted two seasonal bike corrals in 2016.  These large bike racks take up one vehicle parking spot.  They allow for up to 14 bikes to be parked in the same space as one car.

Bike Parking FAQs

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  • How can I make a request for a new bike rack or bike ring?

    If you would like to request a bike rack or bike ring along a particular street, contact Allison Miller, Transportation Demand Mgt. Coordinator, at 519-661-CITY (2489) Ext. 5389 or by email at

  • What is the best way to lock my bike?

    Buy the best quality lock (or two) you can afford. As a rough guide, spend 20% of the value of your bike on locks. No lock is totally theft-proof, but the more you spend, the better the lock will be. There are many different types. The more kinds you use, the harder the bike will be to steal. 

    For example, using two different locks provides an added level of security (u-lock for the front wheel and frame and a heavy duty cable lock for the rear wheel and frame).

  • What do I do if there is no bike parking near me?

    If you visit a shop or service regularly that doesn’t have bike parking, speak to the staff and let them know you ride.

  • How can a business owner apply for bike parking?

    Are you a business owner who’d like to provide bike parking?  See the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals’ Essentials of Bike Parking or call the City for assistance.  Installing a good design supports the bicycle and choosing the right location provides better security and encourages more cyclists to use it.

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