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Purchase Bike Link Card

Purchase

To access eLockers, users need to first purchase a BikeLink card. To purchase online, find card vendors, add value to your card, or watch instructional videos, go to www.bikelink.org.

Cost

Renting an Oakland eLocker costs five cents an hour, and the first five hours of each rental are free. That means an eight-hour rental costs just 15 cents and many rentals will cost nothing at all.

Locations

  • 12th Street Station—in Frank Ogawa Plaza at the northwest corner of Broadway and 14th Street; 12 lockers
  • 19th Street Station—just south of the BART escalator on the east side Broadway between 20th and 19th Streets; eight lockers.

These were funded by grants from the Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) and the Alameda County Transportation Commission.

Why eLockers?

Unlike conventional lockers that are rented by the year to one person only, eLockers can be used by any cyclist with a BikeLink card. This wallet-sized card is pre-purchased like a Clipper Card and used to access any unoccupied locker. Bike parking costs just pennies a day. An innovative and secure locking technology allows for locker access by multiple consecutive users, an improvement over conventional lockers which remain empty much of the time.

As of March 2018, there are 410 publicly-accessible electronic bicycle lockers ("eLockers") installed in Oakland. These include 378 installed by BART at BART stations, 12 at the Jack London Amtrak Station, and 20 by the City situated to serve patrons of Oakland's two downtown BART stations. Nearly 1,000 eLockers are installed throughout Alameda County (most of them at BART stations). BART has installed 1,508 eLockers at their stations system-wide, 698 in Alameda County.

Future

As of February 2018, the City is planning to install an additional 16 eLockers at two locations: one at the corner of Lake Park Ave and Lakeshore Ave, and one in the Rockridge Branch Library Parking Lot. These will be funded by Measure B matched by a grant from the regional TFCA program.

Send location requests to bikeped@oaklandnet.com.