Bike Parking

Bike parking is vital and easy, and benefits our economy, environment, and health. Under the Buffalo Green Code, bike parking is required for any development involving new building, expansion of an existing building by 25% or 2,500 square feet, or substantial renovation of an existing building. The amount of bicycle parking required is determined by the use of the building. For example, a hotel must have 1 bicycle parking space per 20 rooms, a restaurant must have 1 per 3,000 square feet, and professional offices must have 1 per 10,000 square feet.

 

GObike Buffalo can provide the full range of bicycle parking installation services for your business. An overview of available racks is provided below. Bicycle parking and installation is also available through the City of Buffalo. Please see below for a full list of options and how to request bike parking for your business. 

Please visit here for a full listing of building uses and corresponding bicycle parking requirements.


Request A Rack From GObike Buffalo 

GObike Buffalo can provide guidance, racks, and installation for your business or property. These can be installed on private property and you can get as many as you like. They’re also available in any color or galvanized. Our options include the following:


10-Bike Corral
From $1,000.
For areas of high bike traffic, the 10-bike corral is ideal. This can be freestanding (easy to move for events) or mounted into concrete or asphalt. This rack can be branded or non-branded and comes in 12 standard colors.

6-Bike Stadium Rack
From $500.
For areas with and average amount of bicycle traffic, the 6-bike stadium rack is the perfect choice. This rack is also freestanding and movable or can be anchored into concrete or asphalt. This rack can be branded or non-branded and comes in 12 standard colors or galvanized steel.


Standard Bike Dock
From $150.
A final option is the flange mounted standard bike dock.  These hold two bicycles and must be mounted. These racks have  roughly a 68”x110” footprint with bikes so they need to be installed with that in mind.  There is also an option of ordering this style of rack to be mounted into poured concrete. GObike will not install below grade mounted racks.  Both types of racks can be branded or non branded and come in 12 standard colors or galvanized steel.


Cycle Aid Station
From $1,000, including indoor air pump.
The Cycle Aid Station has eight common bicycle tools permanently tethered to a bike holder and designed to go with the Cycle Air Kit. Both must be mounted into existing concrete. Both come in 12 standard colors or galvanized steel.

Installation space requirements for Cycle Aid Station:

Wall setbacks:
Minimum of 48” from side of Cycle Aid Station to wall or other objects
Minimum of 12” from back of Cycle Aid Station to wall
Minimum of 6” between Cycle Aid Station and Cycle Air

Street setbacks:
Minimum of 60” from perpendicular street
Minimum of 96” from parallel street
 

Bike Vending Machine
$7,000, with the the initial stocking of repair items.
Designed to vend emergency parts and accessories, these vending machines can be located indoors or outdoors; available in black, red, yellow and blue.
Space requirements: 39″ W x 72″ H x 35″ D
Also requires a 110V electrical source.

 

If you have any specific questions or concerns, or would like to discuss additional styles, please reach out to our Bike Parking coordinator, Stacy.  She will be happy to work with you directly to get you the bike parking that works for your business, apartment complex, or other establishment.

For more information or to speak with us directly, please contact Stacy Sauvageau at (716) 218-7162 or via e-mail at stacy-at-gobikebuffalo.org.

 

Request A Rack From the City

Through a partnership between the City of Buffalo and Go Bike, our signature bicycle racks are also available through the City, installed free of charge along commercial districts throughout Buffalo. All you have to do to get a bicycle rack in front of your place of business is fill out a simple form that the City of Buffalo has created.

You can either download the Bicycle Parking Request Form and mail it into the city or complete it online.

It’s very exciting that the City is so proactive about bike rack installations, but a word of warning on this option: you may request a rack and then not hear back for several months. So while this is free, be aware it may take some time.