Cycling facilities at train stations boosted
- Bike shelter upgrades to benefit cycling to train stations
- $330,000 investment in 242 extra bike parking bays
- Next stage to add a further 302 bays at 13 stations
The Liberal National Government is improving facilities for train passengers who cycle to their station, with bicycle shelter upgrades being completed at nine train stations.
Transport Minister Bill Marmion said the $330,000 investment has provided more than 240 new bike parking spaces on the Mandurah, Armadale, Midland and Fremantle 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," Mr 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.
"The State Government is committed to making life easier and safer for commuters to get around this great city - investing in cycling facilities for our passengers is a win-win."
A further 13 upgrades have either begun or will commence in the next few months, boosting the number of bicycle parking bays at train stations from more than 2,800 to more than 3,100.
"With Transperth 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," the Minister 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 to take advantage of these excellent upgrades."
- Access to bike shelters is free, but requires a SmartRider card which has been registered for a designated shelter
- To register, or for more information about Transperth services, visit http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au
- For more information about PTA projects, click here