More bike shel­ters at train sta­tions

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Community Classifieds -

THE State Govern­ment has boosted cy­cling fa­cil­i­ties at train sta­tions.

It has spent $330,000 to pro­vide 242 new bike spa­ces in shel­ter up­grades at nine sta­tions on the Mid­land, Ar­madale, Fre­man­tle and Mandurah lines.

“Pas­sen­ger de­mand for bike park­ing fa­cil­i­ties has been in­creas­ing for some time and I’m an ad­vo­cate for in­te­grat­ing bike fa­cil­i­ties with pub­lic trans­port ser­vices,” Trans­port Min­is­ter Bill Marmion said.

“We know the avail­abil­ity of bike shel­ters is a great mo­ti­va­tor for cy­clists to get on their bikes and ride along the many prin­ci­pal shared paths that link to our sta­tions.”

A fur­ther 13 up­grades have be­gun or will start in the next few months, in­creas­ing bike park­ing bays at sta­tions from about 2800 to more than 3100.

“WithTransperth in­te­grat­ing its elec­tronic SmartRider sys­tem with the bike shel­ters we can see how of­ten the shel­ters are used and any con­straints on their ca­pac­ity, which means we can make up­grades and im­prove­ments where they will have the great­est ben­e­fit,” Mr Marmion said.

“I urge all pas­sen­gers who are con­sid­er­ing cy­cling as part of their com­mute to check out the fa­cil­i­ties avail­able at their lo­cal sta­tion and reg­is­ter on­line at the Transperth web­site.”

Trans­port Min­is­ter Bill Marmion and Perth MLA Elena Evan­gel check out one of the bike shel­ters.

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