Bicycle Parking

Page updated on Jul 12, 2016 at 11:17 AM


The City of Alexandria is working to increase the number of bicycle parking locations throughout the city. City crews annually install over 100 new spaces, typically at the request of citizens or businesses. Many more spaces go in each year as part of new development.

Since 2013, the City has installed over 200 on street bicycle parking spaces. 

Old Town’s First Bicycle Parking Corral!

King & Union Bike Corral

In 2013, the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES) removed one parking space at the foot of King Street and installed Old Town’s first public bicycle parking corral. Ten new bike parking spaces were installed in front of Mai Thai Restaurant and Starbucks next to two existing parking spaces. This project was developed as part of the Union Street Corridor Study, which called for more bicycle parking along Union Street.  Three more bicycle parking corrals have been added on Four Mile Drive in Arlandria, on Alfred Street in Old Town and at Fern Street and Quaker Lane.

Request a Bicycle Rack!

Do you know of a location in Alexandria that needs additional bicycle parking? It is possible that a free bicycle rack can be installed in front of an existing business as long as the location meets minimum requirements. Click HERE to request a rack. Racks are installed on a seasonal basis (spring, summer & fall) and you should allow up to three months for installation after your request. The City of Alexandria cannot install free bicycle racks on private property.

Bicycle Parking Standards & Information for Developers

Short Term Bicycle Parking

Long Term Bicycle Parking

General Information from the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals