Scottsdale continues to seek input on proposed Bicycle Ordinance changes

Last updated Oct. 16, 2018 

The Transportation Commission has postponed making a recommendation to City Council until the Transportation Commission meeting on Oct. 18 (please note updated start time at 5:15 p.m.), and the Neighborhood Advisory Committee will now make a recommendation at its Oct. 24 meeting . The tentative date for City Council adoption of the Bicycle Ordinance has been moved to their regular meeting on Nov. 13. The schedule below reflects these changes.


Aug. 11, 2018 

Scottsdale requests your feedback on proposed changes to the city's Bicycle Ordinance, which also includes electric bikes and stand-up electric mini-scooters. Following is a timeline of opportunities for the public to provide comment:

  • The Scottsdale Transportation Commission will receive public comment at its regular August meeting:

    Transportation Commission Meeting
    6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16

    City Hall
    3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

  • The Transportation Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council at the Oct. 18 commission meeting:

    Transportation Commission Meeting
    5:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18

    City Hall
    3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

  • The Neighborhood Advisory Commission will review and make recommendations at its regular meeting:

    Neighborhood Advisory Commission Meeting
    5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24

    Community Design Studio
    7506 East Indian School Road


  • Scottsdale City Council adoption of the ordinance is tentatively scheduled for its Nov. 13 meeting:

    City Council Meeting
    5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13

    City Hall
    3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.


Comments can also be submitted to the city via email.


Examples of proposed changes

The following examples would also apply to electric bikes and stand-up electric mini-scooters.


Graphic of bad bike parking

Don't park more than five bikes from the same owner within 200 feet of each other.


Graphic of bike parked on red curb

Don't park where prohibited by signs or where the curb is painted red.  

Graphic of bike next to fire hydrantDon't park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or 20 feet of a fire station entrance.
Graphic of bike parked with clockDon't park in the same public location for longer than 72 hours.
Graphic of bikes parked in a transit stopDon't park within transit stops, unless at designated areas.
Graphic of a bike parked in a medianDon't park within a landscaped area, median, bicycle lane, crosswalk, intersection or turn lane.
Graphic of bike blocking ADA accessDon't park on a public sidewalk, path or trail or within a handicapped parking stall or access area pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Graphic of bike parked in drivewayDon't park in front of or within a driveway or alley entrance.
Bike parked in bike rackPark bikes within bike racks or designated zones.
Graphic of bike behind carYield to pedestrians and vehicles when emerging from an alley, driveway or building, and maintain a reasonable speed.
Graphic of bike parked on private propertyDo not park bikes on private property without permission of the owner of that property.


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