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.
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:
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 10 standard colors.
6-Bike Stadium Rack
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 10 standard colors or galvanized steel.
Standard Bike Dock
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 10 standard colors or galvanized steel.
Public Work Stands
From $1,050, including indoor air pump.
The Public Work Stand has common bicycle tools permanently tethered to a bike holder and is designed to go with an indoor or outdoor Public Bike Pump. Both must be mounted into existing concrete. The Public Work Stand and Indoor Public Bike Pump come in 10 standard colors or galvanized steel. The Outdoor Public Bike Pump comes in stainless steel.
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 email@example.com.
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 call 311 to place a request.
(Please note that due to recent updates on the City of Buffalo's website, the online request form is no longer available; while this may change in the future, the City currently advises anyone interested in a free rack to place a request by calling 311.)
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.