Bayswater residents are finding it easier to cycle to the station thanks to new paths and bike cages.
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 Bayswater now have Parkiteer bike cages, including at Boronia Station and Bayswater Station.
Upgrades to the Bayswater to Lilydale section of the Carrum to Warburton trail are also making it easier and safer for cyclists to get to and from train stations.
Since 2017, the Andrews Labor Government has built 21 Parkiteers across 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. 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’.
Quote 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.”
Quote attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor
“Not everyone can cycle all the way to work – Parkiteer cages make it easier for people in Bayswater to hop on the bike and get to the train station.”