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Bicycle Parking : Costs

Cost to install bike racks: $150 each (parks two bikes)
Cost to install bike lockers: $1000 each (parks two bikes)
Cost to provide car parking space: $2200 surface lot, $12,500 garage
Number of bike spaces in one car space: 10-12

How much do agencies charge to rent bicycle lockers?
    A survey of local bicycle program managers in 2000 revealed the following range of costs that agencies charge people to rent bicycle lockers.

    University of California, Davis:� $20 per quarter (10-12 weeks), $20 key deposit, $10 per quarter for those commuting 10 miles or more (one way).

    Portland, Oregon:� $10/month, $25/3 months, $45/6 months, $25 key deposit.� Rate structure assumed to cover locker costs over 10-year period.

    San Francisco:� $25/3 months, $45/6 months, $75/1 year, $25 refundable key deposit.

    Albuquerque, NM:� Free lockers for downtown employees.

    Madison:� $75/1 year.

    Cincinnati:� Has 10 lockers in downtown.� $40/6 months. Recent increase in key deposit to cover lock replacents.

    Caltrain:� $5/month six months in advance, $25 refundable key deposit.

    Maryland Mass Transit Admin:� $25/3 months, $70/ year, $25 refundable key deposit.

    Washington DC Metro:� $45/6 months, $70/year, $10 key deposit

    Tucson:� 54 lockers(108 spaces) in downtown, 54 lockers (108 spaces) at select transit stops, $2/month, $7.50 refundable key deposit.

    Santa Cruz, CA: $5 per month, $10 refundable key deposit (plus $3 bicycle license).

    The City of Los Angeles has contracted out the management of bike lockers in several locations in the city. The local bicycle user group administers the program.