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Completed Bicycle Parking
Since 1999, Oakland's CityRacks Bicycle Parking Program has installed almost 2,250 bicycle parking racks and lockers for more than 5,000 bicycles in commercial districts throughout the Cty. Together with other agencies, particularly BART, there are over 8,150 publicly accessible bike parking spaces in Oakland.
Racks and lockers have been funded by the Transportation Fund for Clean Air, Alameda County Congestion Management Agency, TDA Article 3 bike/ped funds and Alameda County's Measure B ½-cent sales tax for transportation.
- Downtown Bicycle eLockers
- Bike Stations (Fruitvale & 19th St BART Stations)
- New racks installed to replace old meter poles
Downtown Bicycle eLockers
Twenty (20) electronic bike lockers ("eLockers") are available for use by the public in downtown, and are situated to serve patrons of Oakland's two downtown BART stations.
- 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 lockers were moved in September 2014 to accommodate construction of a canopy over the BART entrance at the northeast corner of 20th Street and Broadway. If you have concerns about the new location, please email email@example.com.)
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.
To use a locker, you'll need to purchase a BikeLink card.
- Purchase online (or to add value to your BikeLink card): www.bikelink.org
- Purchase in person at the AC Transit Ticket Office, 1600 Franklin Street, Oakland, between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday-Friday
Eight eLockers were installed at each location in 2007 and funded by a grant from the Transportation Fund for Clean Air, augmented by Alameda County Measure B funds. An additional four lockers were installed at 14th and Broadway in September 2014, funded by a Transportation Fund for Clean Air grant administered by the Alameda County Transportation Commission. This grant is also allowing the City to respond to public requests for bike racks through Oakland's ongoing CityRacks Bicycle Parking Program.
For more information
- Download eLocker brochure
- Watch a short video from Streetsblog in New York that highlights Oakland's eLockers.
Unlike conventional lockers that are rented by the year to one person only, eLockers can be used by any cyclist with a Bike Link card. This wallet-sized card is pre-purchased like a BART ticket and used to access any unoccupied locker. Bike parking costs just pennies a day.
An innovative and secure locking technology coupled with the Bike Link card allows for locker access by multiple consecutive users, an improvement over conventional lockers which remain empty much of the time. The eLockers have been installed throughout the Bay Area and beyond. As of early 2015, over 1,000 eLockers are installed throughout the BART system.
For more information, including videos demonstrating how to use the eLockers, go to www.bikelink.org.
Bike Stations at the Fruitvale and 19th St BART Stations
Oakland is home to two Bike Stations serving the Fruitvale and 19th St BART Stations. Both are staffed by an attendant, and offer full service repairs and bike accessories and parts. Both are operated by the company that manages the Downtown Berkeley, Fruitvale, Embarcadero, and Ashby BART Bike Stations, under contract to BART.
Fruitvale BART Bike Station opened in November 2004 and is located west of the Caesar Chavez Plaza entrance, within a hundred feet of the northeast BART exit, and is open Monday-Friday, 6am-8pm. It has spaces for 230 bicycles. 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 St 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. It has spaces for 130 bicycles. 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.
(There are two other BART-serving Bike Stations currently under development to serve the MacArthur and Rockridge BART Stations.)
Racks Installed to Replace Old Meter Poles (2008-09)
As of December 2009, the Public Works Agency had installed 400 new bike parking racks—most of them in Oakland's main commercial districts. The racks accommodate 850 bikes, and most compensate for a Finance and Management Agency (FMA) project that replaced more than 4,400 on-street parking meters with "pay and display" parking kiosks in 2008.
Racks were installed in the Dimond, Fruitvale/ International, Rockridge, Piedmont Avenue, Grand Lake, Old Oakland, Montclair, Pill Hill/Central, Chinatown, Uptown and Downtown areas of Oakland.
The old meter poles that were left in place as an interim solution to the meter removal problem can now be removed by the FMA.
Did we miss a spot? Please submit your bicycle rack location suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our Online Bike Rack Request Form.