Bringing your bike

Bicycles at SODO light rail station

Bicyclists of all ages know the feeling of freedom when riding a bicycle.

Imagine the freedom when you combine bicycling with transit.

Sound Transit encourages you to bicycle to and from our trains and buses. Bicycles are allowed on all Sound Transit vehicles at no extra cost. However, on-board capacity is limited so if you can, please park and securely lock your bicycle at our facilities before getting on board. Racks, lockers and/or cages are available at all Sound Transit facilities.

If you need more information, contact bicycles@soundtransit.org

Bicycle storage at facilities

On-board capacity is limited, so we encourage bicyclists to park their bicycle at a facility and walk on the train or bus.

All Sound Transit facilities have bicycle racks, lockers and/or cages.

When storing your bike at a Sound Transit facility:

  • Always use a lock (such as a U-Lock) to secure your bicycle to bike racks outside or in cages.
  • Rent a locker from Sound Transit. Annual $50 non-refundable rental fee plus a one-time refundable $50 key deposit. To find out if a facility has lockers, see below. For availability at specific locations, email bicycles@soundtransit.org or call 888-889-6368 | TTY Relay: 711. Download locker rental form.
  • Reserve a space in the bike cage at Tukwila Station or Beacon Hill Station. Annual $50 non-refundable rental fee. Download cage rental form.

Bicycle parking list

Bicycle racks are outdoors, occasionally covered, and are first come, first served.

Bicycle lockers are rented by the year for the sole use of the renter. Rental fees are non-refundable $50 per year and a $50 refundable key deposit. Find out about your station’s bicycle locker availability at email bicycles@soundtransit.org.

Bicycle cages are secure rooms with two-tiered racks. Subscribers pay $50 a year. Bicycles must be locked in the cage because all subscribers have access. For more information email bicycles@soundtransit.org.

Angle Lake Station

Racks, lockers and cage

Auburn Station

Racks and lockers

Beacon Hill Station

Racks, lockers, cage

Capitol Hill Station

Racks

Columbia City Station

Racks and lockers

DuPont Park & Ride

Racks and lockers

Edmonds Station

Racks and lockers

Everett Station

Racks and lockers

Federal Way Transit Center

Racks and lockers

Issaquah Transit Center

Racks and lockers

Kent Station

Racks and lockers

Kirkland Transit Center

Racks

Lakewood Station

Racks and lockers

Lynnwood Transit Center

Racks and lockers

Mercer Island Transit Center

Racks and lockers

Mount Baker Station

Racks and lockers

Mukilteo Station 

Racks and lockers

Othello Station

Racks and lockers

Overlake Transit Center

Racks and lockers

Puyallup Station

Racks and lockers

Rainier Beach Station

Racks and lockers

SeaTac/Airport Station

Racks and lockers

SODO Station

Racks and lockers

South Everett Freeway Station

Racks and lockers

South Hill Park and Ride

Racks and lockers

South Tacoma Station

Racks and lockers

Sumner Station

Racks and lockers

Tukwila Station

Racks, lockers and cage

Tukwila/International Blvd Station

Racks and lockers

University of Washington Station

Racks

Bicyclist conduct

Bicycles are welcome on all Sound Transit trains and buses, but space is limited.

Consider parking your bike at your Sound Transit facility.

In general

  • Single-seat, two-wheeled, standard-size bikes, including electric bikes, are allowed.
  • Folding bicycles are permitted inside all vehicles if they are stowed with the rider.
  • No oversized, cargo, family cargo, tandem or fueled bicycles are permitted on any vehicle.
  • Walk your bicycle on vehicles, plazas, platforms and pedestrian bridges.
  • Bicyclists are responsible for loading and unloading their bicycles.
  • Bicycles are prohibited from escalators.
  • Sound Transit is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged bicycles.
  • Sound Transit can restrict bicycles when safety issues arise.
  • Be safe and aware when bicycling near transit vehicles and train tracks.

Sound Transit facilities

  • Sound Transit encourages cyclists to park their bicycles in racks, lockers or cages at transit facilities rather than taking them onboard.
  • A list of Sound Transit facilities with bicycle parking can be found above
  • Bicycles parked anywhere other than bicycle racks, lockers or cages will be removed.

Rules for trains

  • Board cars only at doors marked with a bicycle symbol.
  • Protect other passengers from your bicycle and keep aisles and exits clear.

Link light rail

  • Maximum of four bicycles per car (two hanging, two standing) in the two bicycle storage areas on each car. Hang bicycles from the hook in the designated bicycle storage area of each car, or stand with and restrain your bicycle near the hook area.
  • The hook area is also for luggage and is first come, first serve. No more than one bicyclist can stand with a bicycle if the hook area is full. Stand with and restrain your bicycle.

Tacoma Link

  • Maximum of four bicycles per car (four standing).
  • Stand with and restrain your bicycle.

Sounder

  • Maximum of four bicycles per car (two tied down and two standing). Tie down bicycles in the designated storage area of each car or stand and restrain bicycles without blocking exits.
  • Do not leave unsecured bicycles and do not secure to other bicycles.
  • Follow all directions given by conductors.

Rules for buses

  • Make eye contact and alert the driver before loading your bicycle.
  • Always load the rack starting with the slot farthest from the driver.
  • Always load and unload your bicycle without stepping into traffic.
  • Exit using the front door and tell the driver you are unloading your bicycle.
  • Bicycles with solid wheels are not allowed in bus bike racks.

Safety

Bicycles and transit are a great fit. It’s important to be safe when you’re combining the two.

First and foremost, always pay attention to your surroundings. Look carefully in all directions any time you’re around buses and trains. Safety first!

When you’re loading your bicycle on a bus, wave at and make eye contact with the driver before stepping in front of the bus to use the bus bike rack. When you’re ready to get off the bus, leave from the front door and tell the driver you’re removing your bicycle. Never step into traffic to load or unload your bicycle from a bus.

When you’re standing with your bicycle on a Link or Sounder train, make sure your bicycle doesn’t interfere with other riders boarding or getting off the train. It’s okay to step off the train at the platform to make it easier for other riders to get on or off.

Lost and found bicycles

If you lose your bicycle, it’s easy to find out if it’s been found

Abandoned bicycles are unsightly and reduce available parking. If you see an abandoned bicycle at a Sound Transit facility, please let us know the station and location of the abandoned bicycle. 

Bicycling links

King County Metro Transit and bicycles http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/bike/

Community Transit and bicycles http://www.commtrans.org/bikes/

Pierce Transit and bicycles http://www.piercetransit.org/bikes-buses/

Cascade Bicycle Club https://www.cascade.org/

Washington Bikes http://wabikes.org/

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways http://seattlegreenways.org/

Puget Sound Regional Council and bicycles http://www.psrc.org/transportation/bikeped/

King County locations to practice loading your bike on a bus bike rack http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/bike/faq.html#question6

Commute Seattle bicycle map http://www.commuteseattle.com/bike-map/

League of American Bicyclists http://bikeleague.org/

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals http://www.apbp.org/