New app makes bike parking at BART stations easier

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Richmond BART Station

Rather than using a pre-paid card to store your bike in eLockers at stations, riders can now use an app.

The new BikeLink app available on both iOS and Android also allows users to start with only $5 on their BikeLink account, rather than the minimum for the BikeLink card of $20.

The on-demand, secure eLockers are available at 40 BART stations, including Richmond Station, which offers 32 eLockers.

After downloading the app, riders create an account. Then when they ride up to an available eLocker, they can launch the app, follow on-screen instructions to put time on the meter and open the door to park their bike inside.

The BikeLink card balance and app account balance are not connected, according to BART.

Learn more about how to use BART’s electronic bicycle lockers here or see answers to frequently asked questions on the BikeLink website. Download the BikeLink app on iOS or Android.