Electronic Bike Lockers Coming to Main Street Ferry Terminal

Electronic Bike Lockers Coming to Main Street Ferry Terminal


The city announced recently that secure bicycle parking facilities will be expanding at the Main Street Ferry Terminal. Replacing the existing eight individually-assigned lockers will be 20 new shared-use, electronic bicycle lockers. The new lockers will be available for anyone to use on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost to park a bike will be 5 cents per hour.

The bicycle lockers will use the BikeLink system, which is commonly found throughout the Bay Area and at BART stations. In Alameda, there are already similar shared-use lockers using the BikeLink system at the Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal, Civic Center Garage (1442 Oak St.) and at Alameda Landing.

BikeLink cards can be purchased online or in retail establishments like Alameda Bicycle (1522 Park St.) The cards are also sold at the Ferry Building in San Francisco at the Bay Crossings stall. 

The project was funded by the Water Emergency Transportation Authority and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Transportation Fund for Clean Air. 

Installation of the new lockers will result in the city no longer needing to maintain a wait list for bicycle lockers. 

For more information about the BikeLink system and cards, visit www.bikelink.org.