GET ON YOUR BIKE TO THE LOCAL STATION
Locals in Melbourne’s northern suburbs are finding it easier to cycle to the station with secure bike cages at more stations.
New data has revealed the number of people riding a bike to stations is growing, with over 1000 people a day now using Parkiteer cages at stations and several thousand more using bicycle hoops across Melbourne.
There are 18,500 registered Parkiteer card holders across 110 cages and that number is set to increase.
Stations across Melbourne’s northern suburbs now have Parkiteer bike cages, including at Thomastown, Epping, South Morang, Middle Gorge, Hawkstowe and Mernda.
Since 2017, the Andrews Government has delivered 21 Parkiteers in Melbourne.
Over the past ten years, there’s been a 30% increase in cycling and a 50% increase in walking in Melbourne. Active transport now accounts for 18.4% of all trips, up from 14.5% ten years ago.
Parkiteer cages are free to users after paying a $50 fully refundable bond for the access card.
Parkiteers are managed by Bicycle Network, Victorians are encouraged to find your nearest station with a Parkiteer facility or to register for a secure access card for the bike cages, go to parkiteer.com.au.
PTV and Bicycle Network recommend that people parking their bikes at station use a ‘D-Lock’.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne
“We’re encouraging people to ride their bike to the train by investing in more Parkiteer cages across our network.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford
“More than half of all vehicle trips in Melbourne are less than 6km in length, so we’re creating more opportunities for Victorians to leave the car behind on these short trips and cycle.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny
“We’re helping more and more people to ride their bikes to the station with Parkiteer cages across our train line.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio
“Not everyone can cycle all the way to work – Parkiteer cages make it easier for people on the Mernda line to hop on the bike and get to the train station.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green
“Riding your bike to the station is now easier than ever – with Parkiteer cages giving cyclists a safe place to store their bikes.”