Bicycle eLockers

There are a total of 420 publicly-accessible bicycle eLockers installed in Oakland!

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Posted: August 31st, 2018 3:44 PM

Last Updated: February 2nd, 2023 3:24 PM

To access eLockers, purchase a BikeLink card. Go to to purchase online, find card vendors, add value to your card, or watch instructional videos,


Renting an Oakland eLocker costs three to five cents an hour, and the first five hours of each rental are free. That means an eight-hour rental costs 9 to 15 cents and rentals under five hours will cost nothing at all.


Installed by the City of Oakland (total quantity 36):

  • 12th Street Station—in Frank Ogawa Plaza at the northwest corner of Broadway and 14th Street; 12 lockers, eight (8) installed in 2006 and four (4) in 2014.
  • 19th Street StationTHESE LOCKERS ARE BEING MOVED 450' TO THE NORTH ON FEBRUARY 4, 2020 DUE TO ADJACENT CONSTRUCTION. Until then: just south of the BART escalator on the east side Broadway between 20th and 19th Streets; eight (8) installed in 2007.
  • Rockridge Branch Library—5366 College Ave, in the parking lot, eight (8) installed in April 2019.
  • Northwest corner of Lake Park Ave and Lakeshore Ave— eight (8) installed in May 2019.

Oakland's lockers were funded by grants from the Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA), the Alameda County Transportation Commission, and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

Installed by other agencies:

  • Hundreds (372) installed in Oakland by BART; see locations at
  • Twelve (12) at Jack London Amtrak installed by the Capitol Corridor.

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.

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.


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