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Park and ride: New secure bike parking lockers headed to a station near you!

On-demand lockers provide extra level of bike security

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Good news for people who want to combine bikes and transit but don’t want to bring their bikes on board busy trains.

Sound Transit is continuing to install new secure on-demand bike lockers, at existing and new stations.

Under the new program, riders can get a smart card to load money onto and then use the cards to access the new lockers.

These secure, stainless steel lockers can be used when available and when needed by any transit passenger using a BikeLink card, or the BikeLink app.

Purchase a BikeLink card to pay as you go for just 5 cents an hour, and any time you don’t use will be refunded to your BikeLink keycard

As of May 2022, 248 of these new BikeLink lockers are available for use at 16 Sound Transit stations and selected other transit centers and park and rides operated by King County Metro and Community Transit.

Go here for a full list of current bike parking amenities broken down by Sound Transit station

Over the next few years, Sound Transit will replace existing key accessible lockers that have been available for lease by individual users at 13 more existing stations with these new BikeLink secure bike lockers that are accessible to all Sound Transit passengers when needed.

New BikeLink lockers are also being installed as the primary secure bike parking option for transit passengers on the opening day of service at all new stations on the East Link, Federal Way Link and Lynnwood Link extensions.


How on-demand lockers work

A bike rider loads his bike into an on-demand bike locker.
A rider loads her bike into an on-demand locker at the Shoreline Park and Ride. Photo courtesy of King County Metro.

Under the new program, riders can subscribe to the on-demand system through BikeLink and use the new lockers at any location, including at the King County Metro locations which already have these lockers.

Check King County Metro's site for more information on how to use the lockers and where they have already been installed

The on-demand lockers at Sound Transit stations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

They’re accessible 24 hours a day, and you can rent a locker for up to 10 days.

Photo of a BikeLink Card being used to access a bike locker.

If your meter expires, extra time costs 12 cents per hour.

Sound Transit considers bikes left in BikeLink lockers longer than 12 days as abandoned, and they will be impounded.  

The lockers will be similar to what’s already available from King County Metro Transit and transit centers in the Bay area, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.

Stay informed about the new lockers

Sign up for email alerts from Sound Transit about bike-related news and information and check out our online resources about combining bikes and transit.


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