Locking & Theft


Bike theft is common everywhere, and Philadelphia has an especially high rate of bicycle theft, so it is important that you lock your bike properly. We have compiled information on how to lock your bike correctly and what to do if it’s stolen.

The rules in Philadelphia about where bicycles may legally be locked are not widely known. Familiarize yourself with the laws below, and tell your friends, family, associates, lovers, nemeses, and patrons so as a city we can all get on the same page.

Philadelphia laws about locking your bike
Private owners’ ability to limit bike parking