Project

Where Ya’ Rack?

Where Ya’ Rack? installs unique and secure bicycle racks throughout New Orleans to encourage cycling as an environmentally friendly and healthy transportation option for commuting, short trips, and errands. All of our bike racks are sponsored by citizens, businesses, or property owners and installed by YLC volunteers!

We are not currently taking new sponsorships for Where Ya’ Rack?  If you would like to be contacted if future racks become available, please email whereyarack@gmail.com.

 

 

F.A.Q.

How much does it cost to install a hitch post or corral?

A bike hitch post costs $300 and holds 2 bikes. A bike corral will cost $2,500 and holds 6 bikes.

What property can I install a hitch post or corral on?

If the sponsored rack is going on private property, we have a simple form the property owner fills out that allows our project to install the rack(s) on the owner’s property.

If the location you want it installed is on public property, then we will survey the area you want and submit it to the city of New Orleans Dept of Public Works for approval. We have a pretty good idea of what will be acceptable to them, so if you’d like us to walk the area ahead of time with you, let us know a good time to come out and visit the site.

How much space do I need to install a hitch post or corral?

We need approximately 3′ x 6′ of concrete (or brick with the concrete beneath), not impacting any OSHA or ADA areas (exits, sidewalks, etc). Corrals are on-street bike racks surrounded by concrete curb stops for protection.

What can I install on a plaque?

Plaques on public property can say just about anything except anything vulgar or directly advertising a product (“Burger King” is okay, “$2 Whoppers” is not). Here are a few 1-color design designs we have produced: Plaque Examples

No gray-scale or shading in these images, unfortunately. But any graphic or text that we make 1-color will work.  An .eps file or high resolution .jpeg is the best starting point for us to design your plaque.

Who can help me with replacing a damaged post?

For posts or corrals installed on private property, their maintenance becomes the responsibility of the sponsor. For posts and corrals that are installed on public property, they become the property of the City of New Orleans. Damaged racks and other issues should be reported to the Department of Public Works.

Department of Public Works, Main Division

1300 Poydras St.
Rm 6W03
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: (504) 658-8000
Hours of Operation: 9 am-5 pm
E-mail: DMassey@nola.gov

Maintenance Division
838 South Genois St;
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 658-8151 
Phone: (504) 658-8152

 

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