This is a sample of bike parking in garages and outdoor bike racks in downtown Boston.
Most garages listed here are public. If you work in a building with a private garage, check for a bike rack
that may be dedicated for building tenants only. Ask building management to install bike racks if there are none.
Bike locking tips:
Consider 3 things when locking your bike: wheels, frame and seat.
Always catch at least one wheel and the frame -- locking the fork only is not secure. The more U-lock space you occupy, the safer your bike will be.
Supplement your U-lock with a cable lock for the other wheel, or remove the unlocked wheel.
Take your quick-release seat with you, secure it with a seat leash, or change it to bolt installation.
Refer to this map to locate the denoted parking areas. (Note: The map is 185980 bytes and may take some time to download.)
P1: Back Bay Hilton.
Enter from Belvidere Street. Open 24 hours. 10 spaces.
P2: Prudential Center (orange level).
Enter from Belvidere and Dalton Streets. Open 24 hours. 4 spaces.
There are also outdoor racks at Huntington Ave./East Ring Road and Boylston Street. at the Star Market entrance.
P3: 116 Huntington Avenue.
Enter from Garrison Street. Building tenants only.
P4: Back Bay Garage. 222 Berkeley Street.
Enter from St. James Avenue. Open 24 hours. 33 spaces.
P5: John Hancock Garage.
Clarendon Street next to Back Bay MBTA. Open 24 hours. 23 spaces.
P6: State Transportation Building.
Building tenants only, even when 95% of the spaces are unused and when public auto parking is permitted after 6:00 PM. 38 spaces.
P7: State House Annex.
Enter near corner of Mt. Vernon and Bowdoin streets at the Beacon Hill monument. 9 spaces.