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Sound Transit installs bike lockers in Rainier Valley

Bike lockers at Sea-Tac Airport station. Photo by Oran Viriyincy, via Flickr

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.

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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.

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6 responses to “Sound Transit installs bike lockers in Rainier Valley”

  1. Golly, those lockers look nearly big enough to keep a small car in!

    1. David Amiton

      Steve – I haven’t used these, but I believe they have a diagonal partition and are accessible from both sides, meaning each locker actually holds two bicycles.

  2. Steve

    Nice that they have windows so that crooks can see if it’s worth their time to pry the door open.

  3. In the 10+ years we’ve had bike lockers at our facilities we’ve never had one broken into. The window is there so our security folks can occassionaly check to ensure the lockers aren’t hiding anything nefarious. And yes, each locker has a divider making each one big enough for two bikes.

  4. I saw these last month on a work trip. They were way larger than the ones we get in England. They looked a more solid too.

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