Bike Stations are secured group bicycle parking facilities. In Oakland, there are three bike stations, all operated by BART (details below). There is one other Bike Station planned to serve the Rockridge BART Station.
Fruitvale BART Bike Station
Opened in November 2004, the first Bike Station in Oakland is located west of the Caesar Chavez Plaza entrance, within a hundred feet of the northeast BART exit. It is open Monday-Friday, 6am-8pm and is free to users. It has space for 230 bicycles and offers full service repairs, bike accessories, and parts. The project was a partnership between the City of Oakland, the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) and the Fruitvale Development Corporation. Oakland secured $400,000 from Caltrans' Bicycle Transportation Account for capital improvement funding, managed the contract with Fruitvale Development Corporation, and provided construction oversight. BART secured $400,000 of Bay Area Air Quality Management District funding for additional capital improvement costs and operational expenses.
19th Street BART / Uptown Bike Station
Opened in February 2015 and is located at 1775 Broadway at the southwest corner of 19th St, and it open Monday-Friday, 7am-9pm and is free to users. It has spaces for 130 bicycles and offers full service repairs, bike accessories, and parts. It was funded by a grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Safe Routes to Transit Program matched by Oakland’s share of Alameda County Measure B funds. Oakland continues to subsidize 19th Street BART Bike Station operations.
MacArthur BART Bike Station
Opened in May 2019, this 200-bike capacity self-serve shared bike cage is located adjacent to the MacArthur BART Frontage Rd between W MacArthur Blvd and 40th Street. To accesss the facility, users must purchase a BikeLink card, which also can be used to rent bicycle eLockers throughout California.