Abandoned Bicycle Program
SDOT responds to requests to remove abandoned bicycles that are secured to structures in the public right-of-way.
This program helps keep our bicycle facilities, streets and sidewalks from becoming cluttered with unused bicycles.
Situations Covered by This Program
This program deals with bikes which are chained, locked or otherwise fixed to permanent structures in the public right-of-way such as bike racks, utility poles or trees.
The program does not apply to bikes which are:
How the Program Works
This program is responsive to requests from the community, and is not currently funded at a level to proactively patrol the City for abandoned bikes.
Retrieving Your Abandoned Bike
If you abandon your bike (as described above), you have 30 days to retrieve it from the right-of-way. After that, you have 60 days to call SDOT at (206) 386-1206 to retrieve it from storage.