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First, research different types of bike locks to find the best one for your needs. Then, make sure you use it properly and securely lock your bike in designated racks or bike parking areas. Using a U-lock to secure the back wheel and frame with an additional cable through the front wheel can help prevent theft. Find more information about bicycle parking here.
Yes! Your options may be different depending on whether you’re storing your bike long-term, such as at home, or short-term, such as for the day or a few hours while you’re at work or shopping.
Ask your apartment or condo complex if they have a long-term bike storage garage or cage for residents to store their bike. You may also want to talk to your employer to see if they have a bike parking facility, garage or gated area available to store your bike while you are working.
Depending on your needs and availability, the following options can help you with short-term parking while you’re out and about:
Bike racks available outside of stores or public areas.
Secure Parking Areas (SPAs) are secured, covered parking available in three locations: Tacoma Dome Station, Pacific Plaza Parking Garage and Park Plaza Parking Garage. Visit the Pierce Transit website for additional information, or call customer service at 253-581-8000.
Bike lockers are secure, closed and protected from the elements. They are available through Pierce Transit to help you safely store your bike when you catch a bus. For more information, call customer service at 253-581-8000.
On-demand bike lockers and leased cages are also available at many of the Sound Transit stations for secure bike-keeping.
Peace of mind knowing that your bike will be safely waiting for you after work is a great perk that employers can offer to help encourage biking to work. Check out this guide to convince your employer to install secure bike parking.