Bicycle Program

Bicycle Parking

Bicycle parking is an important component in planning bicycle facilities and encouraging people to use their bicycles for everyday transportation. Bicycles are one of the top stolen items in most communities, with components often being stolen even when the bicycle frame is securely locked to a rack.

Recreational bicyclists Bicycle Parking Ordinance
The Riverside Municipal Code states that businesses may install bicycle racks on sidewalks in front of their place of business after securing a permit.

In California, bicycle parking facilities are classified as either Class I or Class II facilities.

  • Class I Bicycle Parking are long term facilities that have lockers or bicycle cages that can be locked by the cyclist. These facilities are used mainly by students, employees, residents, and others expected to park for more than two hours.
  • Class II Bicycle Parking are short term facilities that include bicycle racks. Cyclists provide their own racks to secure bicycles and these facilities are used mainly by shoppers, visitors, messengers, and others expected to depart within two hours.

Bicycle Racks and Support Facilities at Riverside's Eight Largest Employers

Employer Bike Racks Bike Lockers Showers Notes
City of Riverside Yes – City Hall, City owned Parking Garages 1, 2, & 3 and the Police Station on Orange Street Yes No Bicycle racks have been installed in visible and user friendly locations. Lockers are located at City Hall and are available for rent by the public and City employees.
County of Riverside Yes-Space for 10 Bicycles Yes-8 Provided, 3 in use Yes Also provides clothing lockers
University of California, Riverside Yes Yes-337 racks (2076 bike parking spaces) Yes – In the Recreation and Physical Education buildings Registered bicycle commuters receive limited free car parking, a recreation center pass, locker, lock, and towels.
Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center Yes- 3 in front of building 1 in employee parking garage Yes – 2 provided in employee parking garage No Three racks are “strategically located” in front of the hospital to provide bike parking for employees, visitors and patients.
Riverside Unified School District Yes- There is usually 1 rack per school No Yes- At all middle and high schools Bicycle racks provided for students. Faculty and staff do not have bicycle parking facilities, but in some cases may store their bicycle in other locations.
Alford Unified School District  Yes No Yes – At high schools only Bicycle racks are provided for students. Faculty does not have separate facilities
Riverside Community Hospital Yes– 2 near front entrance   No No Lockers were provided formerly, but were damaged and not replaced. The hospital allows employees to lock bicycles near their departments or bring the bicycles inside.

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