Regional Bike Parking Program
The MAPC Regional Bike Parking Program provides full reimbursement of the cost of purchasing bicycle racks (minus shipping and installation costs) for all 101 cities and towns in MAPC's region. The Boston Region MPO, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have provided generous funding to enable 100% reimbursement of the cost of eligible bike parking equipment bought through this program.
- Download the current Bike Parking Program Map of Participants (updated 8/28/12)
- Which municipalities have ordered the most bike racks in the region? How many bicycle parking spaces have been funding through the program to date? Read the 2010 MAPC Bike Parking Program Annual Report
2012 Parking Program
2012 is the 6th and final year of the current program and its funding. For 2012, the program has approximately $5,000 in funding remaining.
Communities interested in participating in the program must contact one or both vendors of their choice, obtain a quote for the racks that they would like to order, and submit to MAPC for approval. Quotes will be reviewed on a monthly basis, at the end of each month. MAPC will approval all or a portion of each qualifying quote depending on available funding.
Important deadlines for installation
- March 31, 2012: Installation deadline for pre-2011 orders
All racks orders placed prior to 2011 must be completely installed by this date. There are NO extensions or exceptions to this date and unspent funds will be rolled back into the 2012 program.
- May 1, 2012: Deadline for reimbursement submittals
All reimbursement requests for orders placed prior to 2011 must be submitted by this date. Unspent funds (reimbursements not submitted) for pre-2011 orders will be rolled into the 2012 program on this date.
- September 30, 2012: Installation deadline for 2011 and 2012 orders
All rack orders placed in 2011 and 2012 must be completely installed by this date.
- October 31, 2012: Deadline for reimbursement submittals
All reimbursement requests for orders placed in 2011 and 2012 must be submitted by this date.
MAPC has secured discount prices on equipment from two of the leading vendors of bike parking equipment; Saris and Dero.
These vendors offer a wide range of products, with products suitable for every location and application.
Discounted Bicycle Parking Equipment for Public Agencies and Entities
In addition to the reimbursement program, each community, as well as the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the MBTA, are eligible to purchase unlimited bicycle parking equipment at the discount contract prices.
We hope your community will participate in this program, an MAPC initiative to make travel by bicycle even easier at a minimal cost to communities!
Please contact David Loutzenheiser at 617-451-2770, ext. 2061 or firstname.lastname@example.org.