Bike racks in front of your business attract customers and save space on parking and is a convenience for visitors and deliveries. This also ensures that bicyclists have a safe and secure place to park while visiting.The racks should be near building entrances and not block pedestrian traffic. If there is no room on the sidewalk in front of your building, we can explore on-street bicycle parking as an option. In the photo, this new rack in Adams Morgan fits eight bikes into the space of less than one car.
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will install a rack for your organization on request. Just click here to request a free assessment (please specify install racks in the message).
If you really want to make your entrance pop, let us help you with an art rack! There are dozens of styles to choose from and you can even create your own. Here’s the deal: you buy the rack and DDOT will install it for free. We will help you select from a variety of options, prices range from $500 to $1,500 per rack. As an added bonus to businesses in the District, we’ll handle the permitting. There are many companies offering artistic and custom created bike racks. Below is a list of companies we have gathered.
Creative Pipe, Inc.
Dero Bike Racks
If you are a company offering artistic bike racks and would like to be added to our list, please visit our Contact Us page.
Your employees that commute by bike need safe and secure bicycle parking. All commercial buildings are required to have off street bike parking, which is usually located in the garage. It should be well lit and near the building entrance or elevator. DC law requires that you have a bike parking equivalent to 5% of the required car parking.
Capital Bikeshare puts thousands of bicycles at your employees' fingertips. With hundreds of stations in the District, Montgomery County, Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia, commuting and moving about during the workday has never been easier.
A Capital Bikeshare corporate membership gives your employees the freedom to use the system throughout the work day as a quick and simple way to get around. Capital Bikeshare provides organizations with four different types of membership, so that you can determine what works best for your business and your employees. You can also purchase a Capital Bikeshare station to be located at your building. Contact a goDCgo consulant for more information on the corporate membership program.
Benefits for Bicycle Commuters
As an employer, you can participate in the $20 per month bicycle commuting reimbursement benefit, which is an extension of the IRS transportation fringe benefit. As an added perk to bicycle commuters, you can add shower and changing facilities to your building, or work with your property manager to do so. goDCgo Employer Services consultants can help you implement the commuting benefit and promote bicycling to employees in your organization.
With more than 47 miles of marked bike lanes, 56 miles of trails and over 1,500 bike racks, the District is greatly focused on the advancement of bicycling as a major form of transportation in the city. The implementation of bicycle facilities throughout the city is also one of DDOT’s major priorities which makes it easier and safer for people to get around by bike.
Bikestation DC, which opened in October of 2009, provides residents, employees and visitors of the District with secure bicycle parking in a prominent 1,600 square foot facility located directly outside of DC’s largest transportation hub, Union Station. Become a member at www.bikestation.com.
Education and Information
goDCgo Employer services can provide your organization with customized bicycle information sheets so that your employees and customers can quickly and easily determine the nearest bicycle lanes and facilities. Additionally, we can arrange to host Confident City Cycling Classes at your location as well as provide bicycle maps and safety brochures. We can also work with your organization to organize events that promote bicycle travel by employees.
Bicycle Friendly Business
The Bicycle Friendly Business program operated by the League of American Bicyclists recognizes employers’ efforts to encourage a more bicycle friendly atmosphere for employees and customers. The program honors innovative bike-friendly efforts and provides technical assistance and information to help companies and organizations become even better for bicyclists. Click here to learn how to apply.