Secure Bike Storage Opening at the Tacoma Dome Station Next Week

Pierce Transit, Downtown On the Go, the City of Tacoma and the state Department of Transportation have teamed up to provide a secure bike storage area at the Tacoma Dome Station (TDS). The facility, which will open to the public on Thursday, May 26 at 7 a.m., will offer a mix of vertical, horizontal, and oversized bike racks, a bike repair station, lockers and a bench.

The new facility, officially called a Secure Parking Area (SPA), will hold up to 17 standard-sized and two oversized or tandem bikes. Spots in the SPA will rent for $8 per quarter or $25 per year, plus a $5 key deposit. Lockers will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and are free. The public may rent space in the SPA by visiting The Bus Shop at the Tacoma Dome Station between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. A rental agreement is available at The Bus Shop or on Pierce Transit’s web site at www.piercetransit.org/bikes-buses/. Completed agreements and payment for the Tacoma Dome Station SPA should be delivered in person to The Bus Shop.

There will be a formal ribbon-cutting at the new SPA facility on Wednesday, May 25 at 5 p.m. The SPA is located on the Puyallup Avenue side of TDS near the entry to the garage and the bus platform.

As a once-upon-a-time very regular bicycle commuter, I'm excited. Does this help your commute?


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Biblical Product

I know it’ll help me!  Without this storage I’d be putting my bike on the front of a bus everyday, just to lock it up when I get to Seattle.  That’s quite the hassle.

May 20, 2016 at 10:53 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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talus

Great, but I’d rather have a safe (separated from traffic) bike route there.  I actually haven’t had issues using a regular old u-lock down there.

May 24, 2016 at 8:31 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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JDHasty

Don’ do it.

You could build it with the features of a maximum security prison at that location and I still wouldn’t leave a wooden nickel there overnight.  The “street people” flooding in from Seattle won’t even be slowed down by a flimsy little bike locker.

June 13, 2016 at 1:43 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Biblical Product

I’ve been using the bike locker for a couple of weeks now. On three separate occasions transit police have stopped by to talk to me about the locker and see how I like it.  Well, I like it a lot.  It’s secure, has good racks, and lockers to leave bike gear in.  All three officers told me how frequently they get called down to the area because someone is *attempting* to steal a bike from the racks just outside the locker.  The whole area is monitored by camera and patrolled regularly. 

I have no concerns about leaving my bike there during the day.  talus, I’d rather have a safe route to the dome too, but given that I’m riding there regardless of having that, I’m glad I have a safe place to leave my bike.

July 9, 2016 at 8:17 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Hey, this is a great resource. I could store my bicycles here, grab a muffin at Freighthouse Square, and ride the Link home—and enjoy increased living space.

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