Parking

Everyday use of bicycles as a means of urban transport requires parking spaces for them at departure and arrival points: neighbourhoods with residential activity, urban facilities, central activity points, parks, green areas and squares, transport connections and the bicycle network itself.

Ground level

Ground level

Anchor points

Bicycle parking places can be found throughout the city They are called anchor points and, where possible, you are recommended to anchor the bike by the frame and the wheel. These bicycle parking places, found on public thoroughfares, are for the sole and exclusive use of bicycles.

Link to map showing current bicycle anchor points 

More places

A study is currently being carried out to identify areas where there is a shortage of public parking places. Based on the results of the study, the plan is to increase the number of ground-level bicycle parking places, in order to encourage cycling in the city. The target is 30,000 places.

How to request a street bicycle parking area?

If you think there is a place in the city with enough demand for a bicycle anchor point, you can apply either to your district, or online by filling in this form.

 

Trial phase for a safe bicycle pay-to-park scheme

Aparcament en superfície

Barcelona City Council is developing new, safe, parking schemes for private bicycles. The council is currently running the Vadebikebcn trial which has 150 safe pay-to-parks areas in the city.

Further information

Underground

Aparcament subterrani

There are more than 1,000 places available in underground car parks and car parks at specific locations in the city.

The plan is to increase the number of places in B:SM and SABA car parks by 29% in the near future. In addition, the Council aims to provide 200 places at public transport stations and 1,000 places at city facilities.

And to facilitate the use of e-bikes, electric recharging points will be installed close to municipal buildings and facilities, cycle lanes, areas where e-bikes are used a lot and other places where they might be needed.

Find out more about available underground parking places (BCN) street plan

Bicycle-lane map

Find the best route to get to your destination. Consult the bike lanes and other thoroughfares, the Bicing stations and locking points and other types of parking places for bikes.

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