A photo of an on-street bike parking corral, which provides parking for 10 or more bicycles in the same space typically occupied by a car. Photo by CDOT.
The Chicago Department of Transportation's Bicycle Program installs and maintains bike racks and bike corrals in Chicago and provides free consulting services to building owners. Learn more about the Program here.
Make a request
- Request a bike rack - Visit the Bike Parking Program's website.
- Abandoned bikes can be reported by calling 311, or filling out a bike request at CHI311.
- Interested in bike corrals? Visit the Bike Parking Program's website.
Indoor Bike Parking
- McDonald's Cycle Center - @ Millennium Park an indoor facility in Millennium Park that provides secure, heated, indoor bike parking for 300 bikes during the day, and giving 24/7 access to members.
A photo of the McDonald's Cycle Center in Millennium Park, downtown Chicago. Photo by CDOT.
The best way to get your bike back if it's stolen is to never let it go in the first place. Use good locking techniques and lock only to high-quality bike racks (like the ones CDOT installs) or parking meters (where they exist).
- Learn more about bike theft prevention
- Register your bicycle with the Chicago Police Department
- Visit the Stolen Bike Registry