Bike Parking

Using Bike Parking

You will find bike racks throughout the city, near most destinations. Public bike racks are free to use, and are placed there for your convenience. Just lock your bike and head into your destination! If you're interested in a more secure bike locker, look below for more information about options. No matter how you secure your bike, make sure it’s registered.

Secure Public Bike Lockers

BikeLink electronic bike lockers are available throughout Eugene including the Amtrak Station (4th & Willamette), LTD Station (10th & Olive) and Chase Bank (11th & Willamette), and the Santa Clara Transit Station.

Rent a bike locker (for pennies an hour) using the BikeLink App or using a BikeLink card.
Download the app here: Apple or Android so that you can:

  • View current availability, rates, photos and other facility information
  • Reserve a space before you arrive
  • Start a rental and park your bike (with your gear)
  • Securely park for up to a week at most locations
  • Find all 400+ public BikeLink facilities

To use the optional BikeLink card (sold at LTD Customer Service and online at

  • Insert card: The screen guides you through a very quick process to start your rental. It’s like using a parking meter.
  • Park your bike: Once there’s time on the meter, the door opens. Put your bike inside, close the door, and walk away. Your bike remains secure even if the meter expires.
  • End rental: Insert your card, get your bike, and get your refund! Unlike a parking meter, any time you don’t use is refunded. If your meter expires you are simply charged for the extra time at a higher rate.

Bike Parking at LTD Stations

Free bike parking is available at all LTD transit stations on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to use a quality lock as LTD is not responsible for lost or stolen bikes. For safety and security, do not attach your bike to an LTD bus stop, shelter, or any other LTD property that is not designated for bike parking. LTD will remove and confiscate any bikes that are not parked in designated areas.

  • Bike lockers are available to rent at Amazon, Cottage Grove, River Road and Santa Clara LTD Stations. 
  • Bike locker rentals require a rental agreement and a refundable $25 deposit for a u-lock. 
  • Once reserved, you will be assigned a specific locker. 
  • For locker reservations, contact LTD at 541-687-5555.

Locking Your Bike

Always use a high-quality u-lock or chain to lock your bike. Cable locks should only be used to lock your wheels or accessories.  More information about bike locking, bike security, theft prevention and bike registration can be found here.

Installing Bike Parking

As the volume of people who ride bikes increases in Eugene, so too does demand for adequate bike parking. Places where people live, work, shop and recreate  are required to provide safe and secure bike parking. However, the form and location of bike parking is not always intuitive. Depending on when the building was constructed, it might not be adequately equipped to handle the demand for bike parking. 

  1. Bike Parking Criteria
  2. Bike Parking Vendors
  3. Bike Parking Study
  4. City Code

Bike Parking Criteria

All bike racks should conform to the following guidance:

  • Supports the bike in at least two places, preventing it from falling over
  • Allows locking of the frame and one or both wheels with a u-lock
  • Is securely anchored to the ground
  • Resists cutting, rusting, and bending or deformation, both from natural causes and from human action
  • Works for a variety of bike frame types

How-To Guides

  • Eugene's Active Transportation Committee developed a  flyer to help developers and individuals install bike racks. Information about style, location, siting and more can be found here. 
  • The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals publishes a comprehensive guide on bicycle parking
  • You can also rate your building's current bike parking with the Bike Parking Scorecard.

Bike Rack Styles

5119_small.jpgStandard U-Rack: A standard "Inverted-u" or "staple" rack fulfills all basic bike parking criteria.  

Safari_08.JPGStaple Rack: Staple racks can be welded on rails which makes each rack element more secure and decreases the amount of hardware necessary to secure the bike racks to the mounting surface.

Safari_06.JPGArtists U-Racks: Whimsical versions of inverted-u racks can reflect the location where they are placed while continuing to abide all basic bike parking criteria.

  1. Shane Rhodes (he/him)

    Transportation Options Program Manager