DOT Bikeshare Parking Resources, Seattle, WA, 2020

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  • Date Launched: Jan 23, 2020


As part of its dockless bikeshare program, the Seattle DOT has published resources for customers seeking to better understand the program, updated in January 2020. In particular, these resources include parking guidelines including a brief video and a diagram of where dockless bikes are permitted to be parked. The video was developed in partnership with Rooted in Rights, a non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities, and it aims to highlight the importance of parking bike share bikes correctly and help people with disabilities move around the city.

Some of the parking instructions are listed below:

  • You can only park the bike in the landscaping/furniture zone of sidewalks (the part of the sidewalk with trees, poles, and other fixtures). Make sure that space is more than three feet wide, or park the bike at a public bike rack.
  • Leave at least six feet clear for pedestrians to pass.
  • Do not park on corners, driveways, or curb ramps.
  • Do not block access to buildings, benches, parking pay stations, bus stops, hydrants, etc.
  • Park the bike upright.
  • Do the right thing—don’t park in somebody else’s way, and don’t hide the bike somewhere the next user can’t find it.

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