It’s an interesting business watching Jon Stanhope come to grips with the huge Territory and Municipal Services portfolio.
“He’s actually visiting ALL the depots!” slightly awe-struck, and slightly concerned worker bees have been heard to utter over the weekend.
Part of the introduction process to municipal services for all new ministers appears to be a public declaration of love for the rinky little bike racks on the front of buses.
To that end he has announced that October has seen an amazing 28.7% rise in the use of the things to an average 295 bikes a day.
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More racks + warmer weather = more usage.
We remain unconvinced that two bikes per bus is the foundation of a true multi-modal system.