Store Your Bike in Style: Introducing a New Parking Option

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Monday, June 3, 2024

SFMTA’s new bikehangar at 4th & Minna streets with bikehangar door open & two bikes parked inside.

Inside our new Bikehangar at 4th & Minna streets. 

There’s a new and affordable way to store your bike in San Francisco with an extra layer of security.

Today, the SFMTA opened two eye-catching Bikehangars as part of a two-year pilot program. These bike storage lockers require a signup with the BikeLink system and have monitored access. This makes them even more secure than our short-term bike racks. They also feature designs from local artists. 

We'll share how to find and access the new Bikehangars -- and why this pilot marks a first for bike storage in the U.S.  

Where to find the Bikehangars and how much rentals cost 

Starting today, you can store your bike at the Bikehangars on:

  • 4th & Minna streets (near the Metreon) 
  • Howard & 2nd streets 

The Bikehangars can hold up to 12 bicycles at each location, including cargo bikes and e-bikes. 

It costs just five cents per hour to store your bike. 

SFMTA’s new bikehangar at Howard & 2nd streets, looking east, in the parking lane on the south side of the street.

Our new Bikehangar at Howard & 2nd streets.

How to access the Bikehangars 

Getting started with a Bikehangar is easy. If you’re new to BikeLink, you just need to create a profile in their system.  

There are two ways to do this on the BikeLink Get Access webpage. You can: 

  • Download the BikeLink app 
  • Register a new BikeLink card or Clipper Card 

After you register, you’ll be able to open the Bikehangar using your card or the app. 

We encourage you to use your own bike lock inside the storage locker. This provides another layer of security during your rental. 

On the BikeLink app, you can also find secure bike storage in other parts of the city and the Bay Area. Locations include transit stations, regional attractions such as Japantown Center and Moscone Center and other public areas. 

Celebrating a first and partnering with you on improvements 

Bikehangars are common in European cities, but our pilot marks a milestone for bike storage in the states. 

We're the first transportation agency to bring this unique and secure bike storage option to the U.S.  

The goal of our pilot program is to provide a medium-term bike storage option for people riding in the city. We also partnered with the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District (YBCBD) and BikeLink for the program. 

To see if the Bikehangars are a good fit for the city, we'll assess a few factors. The first is usage, which will consider the number of rentals per day and the average rental length. We'll also study security and turnover.  

In the months ahead, we plan to gather feedback about your experience with the Bikehangars and find ways to improve the program.  

For more information about the program, visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of our Bike Parking webpage (