Campus Bike Storage Locations

While most residence halls do not have bike storage, the storage areas in those that do are available to be used by any student living in Columbia Housing on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bike Storage in the Residence Halls

  • Broadway/Hogan: 1st floor hallway
  • Carlton Arms: 1st floor
  • East Campus - Courtyard
  • Furnald Hall: Basement
  • Harmony: Basement
  • Ruggles: Basement (exterior)
  • Woodbridge: Basement

Campus Bike Racks

Bike racks are available to the Columbia community outside various residence halls and academic buildings. However, outside bike racks may not be used for long term storage. 

Columbia University Public Safety personnel conduct bi-weekly inspections to identify bikes which, based on appearance and other factors, are most likely abandoned. The bikes are tagged with a notice and after a grace period of 21 days are removed and stored at the Department of Public Safety. Persons wishing to reclaim their bicycles may do so by providing evidence of ownership and paying a storage fee. At the end of each academic year, unclaimed bicycles will be disposed of.

Bicycles secured with locks to railings not intended for bike storage, stairwells, etc. will be secured by Public Safety with an additional lock requiring the owner to report to Public Safety to have the bike unlocked.

Please review the University Policy on Bike Storage for full details.

Additional Resources

Please also check out the resources on Columbia Transportation's website, which include bike sharing, outdoor bike rack maps, commuter bike enclosure information, bike security engraving services, and more.