Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Launch of New “Smart” Bike Lockers


In response to requests from cyclists for secure bike parking, Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) is pleased to announce that 24 new “smart” bike lockers are now available at three locations on the main campus: OPERS, Engineering 2, and Baskin Engineering. These lockers are available to all UCSC employees, students and visitors on a first-come, first-served basis, and provide on-demand, safe, secure, and covered bike parking. These bike lockers have been co-funded by Caltrans and TAPS.

All lockers are operated as part of the Bikelink network, and a fee of $.05 per hour will be collected at the locker. The maximum rental time for any one rental period is ten days. Only a bicycle and its accessories may be stored in the locker.

To obtain a BikeLink card for use of the bike lockers, register online at www.bikelink.org. BikeLink cards cost $20 and typically take three business days to arrive in the mail. Cards arrive activated and ready for use. All use fees are deducted from the card; there are no membership fees or ongoing costs aside from the hourly rental fee. For more information, please go to www.bikelink.org.

BikeLink cards are honored at all Bay Area bike lockers on the BikeLink network; this includes over 100 bike lockers in the downtown Santa Cruz area. Bike locker locations can be found at www.bikelink.org. More information about bike lockers and other campus bike programs can be found at http://taps.ucsc.edu/bikeintro.html.

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