Amid concern about bicycle security at some Link stations, Sound Transit has installed bike lockers at Columbia City, Othello and Rainier Beach stations. There were at least six reported bike thefts at Columbia City station last year, according to ST.
Bike lockers can be rented for a $50 fee, plus a $50 refundable deposit. They have room for a bicycle and related bike items, but you are not allowed to use them for non-bike purposes.
To see if a locker is available at your station, call 1-888-889-6368 | TTY Relay: 711. Once you have determined one is free, follow the instructions on the ST website.
Clearly, bike lockers can’t solve the problem of bike theft for everyone. But every extra bit of security is good to have, and $50/year is nothing compared to the cost of a nice bicycle. And remember, you can also just take your bike on the train.
Anyone out there use any of Sound Transit’s bike lockers? I have never used one, so I’m curious how people like them.