By Alex Eisenhart | @AlexOnTransit Caltrain customers who use a bike to access Santa Clara Station can now enjoy more secure bike parking following the installation of 12 new electronic […]
By Alex Eisenhart | @AlexOnTransit
Caltrain customers who use a bike to access Santa Clara Station can now enjoy more secure bike parking following the installation of 12 new electronic bike lockers. Riders can store their bike for just 5 cents/hour with a re-loadable BikeLink card, which can be purchased at www.bikelink.org.
The locker spaces, valued at $3,500 each, were purchased through a partnership with grant funding provided by Capitol Corridor. With the lockers now installed, Caltrain will cover the operating and maintenance costs moving forward.
Unlike Caltrain’s existing keyed lockers, the electronic lockers provide greater usability and efficiency by serving customers on a first-come-first-serve basis rather than being reserved for only one user at all times. Santa Clara’s newly installed lockers are conveniently close to the station platform, minimizing total travel time, and are placed in a well-lit area with plenty of foot traffic to further deter theft or tampering.
Additional bike parking at Santa Clara is critical as the station currently has the system’s longest waiting list for reserved keyed lockers. As ridership continues to increase throughout the region, Caltrain will continue to install electronic bike lockers and other bike parking solutions at stations in an effort to provide more sustainable commute solutions for Caltrain customers who also ride their bikes.