bike lockers at SacRT light rail Glenn station in Folsom (SacRT rental, BikeLink, bike racks)
If you are a light rail user, you may have noticed bike storage lockers at some of the stations. Two types of lockers exist:
- rental lockers at 19 SacRT light rail stations, which are listed on the SacRT “Biking with RT” webpage
- on-demand lockers at 3 SacRT light rail stations in Folsom, plus the Folsom Pedal Stop bike station
The rental lockers work well for people who routinely commute the same route to and from work, and are leased for 6 months or 13 months at pretty reasonable rates. The downside to rental lockers is that they can be used by only one person, and are empty when not in use by that person. Mike Mattos, SacRT Chief of Facilities & Business Support Services Division, said that these lockers were mostly purchased at the time of rail extensions, and they are repaired and replaced from operating funds. They move lockers from one station to others as demand changes. They have explored on-demand systems, but have not installed any because they don’t feel that any vendors so far meet their criteria. He pointed out that the downside of on-demand systems for typical commuters is that they don’t then have a guaranteed space at their station.