Good bike parking near the hospitals (in Oakland)?

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gimpPAC
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Hey guys…long time no post. I couldn’t find anything posted about Hospital parking. Can someone tell me if there’s good bike parking in the parking garage by UPMC Presby/Montefiore?


Nick D
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There is a really crappy rack on the top floor of the Montefiore garage.


Benzo
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Maybe the garage down the hill slightly from the corner of ohara and desoto st, it’s at least partially covered.


Mick
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The garage beteeen Montefiore and the Lillian Kaufman building on Fifth has an excellent rack. A little dirty, but inside, almost in sight of the attendents. Secure enough that a bike was left unlocked there – for a few months.

Inside the entrance and to the left.


Marko82
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There is a good rack under cover in the upmc garrage at terrace and lothrop. It’s to the left of the entrance & the garage connects to the hospital. I’ve parked there a lot and never had any issues.

Streetview:

http://goo.gl/maps/OJpgO


edward m
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My bike got stolen out of Presby garage at the Lothrop street rack. The thief even took the 2 chains and padlocks. Use a ulock or a wrecker chain and heavy padlock. The local thieves in Oakland have tools so dont use no cheap cable lock or light chains.


Drewbacca
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Have you tried calling the hospital itself? Perhaps they have some sort of storage space that you could use, given the circumstances… it’s not like you are asking to park a car in their lobby.


Marko82
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Edward M – I use a ulock and cable and park mostly in the evening. Like I said, I havent had any issues, maybe I should reconcider. When was your bike stolen?


Benzo
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If you use your ulock and secure any quick release wheels, you’re probably going to be OK. It’s just that bike thieves know that there are lots of bikes there and a quick snip is all it takes to roll away on a bike that’s locked with just a cable.

You can probably steal a bike in less than 30 seconds with a pair of $2 wire cutters. People just don’t realize that cable locks suck until they lose a bike. Bike-Pgh and others are trying to get the word out, but unfortunately, people often pass by that info until the issue hits home.


J Z
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Don’t know about the garage, but if you’re not averse to putting it outside or for an extended period, there are the hanger racks here.

http://goo.gl/maps/UPTJr


Benzo
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Here’s the spot across desoto from presby, by the garage attached to the graduate school of public health

http://goo.gl/IR4SK

It’s outside, but at least partially covered.


J Z
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The dental school has parking outside that’s covered.

http://goo.gl/maps/Fnxj0

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