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DART bike pods

New bicycle parking have been available at all DART light rail stations for roughly two months now.  Below is directly from DART’s website (http://dart.org/riding/bike.asp) and provides details about the new pods including how many are at each station and some contact information.

Please provide feedback on this new parking for bicycles in the comment section below.

New Bike Lids To Replace Bike Lockers In Calendar Year 2011

DART has received a federal grant to replace aged and worn bike lockers with a new environmentally friendly state of the art bike lids.

The 142 new bike lids meet homeland security requirements, are homeless and vandal resistant, and do not overheat and melt plastic bike components.

Use of the new bike lids will be on a first come, first served bases. Cyclists will be required to provide their own padlock used to secure the bike lid. DART may add additional bike lids at a later date where demand exceeds supply. Please keep in-mind that overnight bicycle storage and/or locking of unused lids will not be allowed.

Bike Lid Installations as of July 2011:

8th and Corinth Station 2 Bike Lids
Akard Station 1 Bike Lid
Arapaho Center Station 2 Bike Lids
Bachman Station 2 Bike Lids
Baylor University Medical Center Station 2 Bike Lids
Buckner Station 2 Bike Lids
Burbank Station 2 Bike Lids
Cedars Station 2 Bike Lids
Dallas Zoo Station 2 Bike Lids
Downtown Carrollton Station 2 Bike Lids
Fair Park Station 2 Bike Lids
Farmers Branch Station 2 Bike Lids
Forest Lane Station 2 Bike Lids
Hatcher Station 2 Bike Lids
Inwood/Love Field Station 2 Bike Lids
Lake June Station 2 Bike Lids
Lawnview Station 2 Bike Lids
LBJ/Central Station 2 Bike Lids
LBJ/Skillman Station 2 Bike Lids
Ledbetter Station 2 Bike Lids
MLK, Jr. Station 2 Bike Lids
Mockinbird Station 12 Bike Lids
North Carrollton/Frankford Station 2 Bike Lids
Park Lane Station 2 Bike Lids
Royal Lane Station 2 Bike Lids
Southwestern Medical District/Parkland Station 2 Bike Lids
Spring Valley Station 2 Bike Lids
Trinity Mills Station 2 Bike Lids
Tyler/Vernon Station 3 Bike Lids
Walnut Hill Station 2 Bike Lids
Walnut Hill/Denton Station 2 Bike Lids

DART is in the process of removing damaged bike lockers now. All bicycles stored in damaged lockers that are removed will be logged into DART’s lost-and-found. At a future date DART will notify cyclists that all bicycles stored in undamaged lockers will need to be removed in preparation for this project.

Because of these changes,
DART IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS OR MAINTAINING WAITING LISTS FOR BIKE LOCKERS RENTALS.
For further information about DART’s existing bike lockers or new bike lids, please contact John Quinn, Project Manager, at 214-749-2845.

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3 Comments»

  stuart wrote @

My bike was stolen from one of these new pods. If you are going use one be sure to get a good lock that is not easily cut AND lock your bike to the frame.

  turnerwinstonoc wrote @

Stuart: Sorry to hear about this. So, you actually need two locks, a bicycle lock style and a pad lock. I check them out last night when I was waiting at a train. I wouldn’t have brought my pad lock, but there is a loop bar embedded in concrete you can lock the bicycle to. We hope you recover your bicycle. Btw, what station was it stolen from?

  stuart wrote @

I’m not sure why I didn’t bother to bring my U-lock. I guess I was lulled into a false sense of security by the fact that no one in 15 years has had a bike stolen from one of these things. And the instructions just say to use a padlock. I’ve also bought a better padlock for next time.

This was at White Rock station. We seem to have a serious bike theft problem here.


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