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Lockers of gold?

By mp2615 18 February 2011 19

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So Rioters, how much do you pay for a locker ?  The building where I work has put up this notice.

Unimpressed would be putting it mildly.  Several Commonwealth agencies are tenants in this building and there are lots of cyclists.  Some rough calculations, based on 52 lockers and that’s just the gents.  A pair of lockers (that’s one up and one down) is roughly 72″ x 12″ x 20″.  So for 52 lockers that’s an annual take of $13,000.  The lockers alone take up a lot less space than a carpark, which costs $2,640 per annum.

Now I know I haven’t counted the circulation space in the changeroom, or the showers but that space is available to all tenants. 

Does anybody else think this is outrageously expensive ?

Now before you go off thread about changeroom etiquette, I know we could all carry everything in and out every day, and we could all take a packed lunch too. It’s just easier ok.

Next stop, pedal power

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niftydog 10:03 am 21 Feb 11

Davo111 said :

apples and oranges. Access to toilets is an OH&S issue.

…and a clean bathroom isn’t?
Cleaning costs are usually covered in lease arrangements. You can’t justify charging the staff for this service, let alone some staff, but not others. What’s next? The cost of air conditioning and electricity?

Davo111 12:44 am 20 Feb 11

niftydog said :

$250 for a bike locker I could understand, but at those dimensions it’s clear that mp2615 is talking about a regular change room locker.

fair enough, i skim read the dimensions.

niftydog said :

So you’d be perfectly happy to pay to use the toilet at work then?

apples and oranges. Access to toilets is an OH&S issue.

pptvb 10:51 pm 19 Feb 11

” $250 + GST per annum ”
it is also illegal for them to advertise a non GST inclusive price.
They have to show the full GST inclusive price or show how much the GST component is

MrPC 11:58 pm 18 Feb 11

Rent a car space and set up a competing locker business 🙂

el 7:54 pm 18 Feb 11

What bikes are you guys riding that are going to fit into a 72? x 12? x 20? enclosed space?

bazinga 5:37 pm 18 Feb 11

This has nothing to do with covering the cost of the locker rooms, in fact they rarely even clean the locker rooms. This cost is already included in the lease. This is not being done to provide extra service, it is just taking advantage of a loophole/oversight in the leases to take back what was already given and scrape more money from tenants. We don’t have to pay for a locker to use the locker rooms and showers. We will just move to leaving bags sitting on top of the empty lockers.

I kinda like the glue idea…

Davo111 5:35 pm 18 Feb 11

wait, this is during work hours? just buy a d lock and a cable lock – and lock it outside. Use the D lock to attach the frame to the pole, and the cable lock for the accessories/wheels. Hardly any bikes are stolen during daylight hours, let alone with 2 locks on them.

If you want to use the shower there, just leave a towel at work, problem solved.

But yeah chupachup is right, its $1/day, which is pretty convenient if you’re having a shower + dont want your bike scratched up.

candelabra 5:25 pm 18 Feb 11

carnardly said :

Double lock your bike outside if you’re worried. Its cheap insurance for the ratbags who might just walk onto the next lowly cable locked one.

I believe mp2615 is referring to equipment lockers, not a locker to keep a bike in.

Caractacus Potts said :

Sounds good to me; it’d discourage locker hogs – bastards. I hear the price mechanism is good for that sort of thing. (Speaking as someone who be happy to pay $250 to get a locker.)

No you wouldn’t.

niftydog 5:07 pm 18 Feb 11

I do hate the fact that of the 40 or so lockers in our change room, only about 6 are in regular use. I often wonder how many genuine users are missing out because of greedy muppets.

carnardly said :

Double lock your bike outside if you’re worried.

Davo111 said :

Lock your bike outside to a pole.

$250 for a bike locker I could understand, but at those dimensions it’s clear that mp2615 is talking about a regular change room locker.

Davo111 said :

My guess is the cost covers the change rooms/hot water costs/cleaning etc. which in the scheme of things isnt that expensive.

So you’d be perfectly happy to pay to use the toilet at work then?

carnardly 4:31 pm 18 Feb 11

Double lock your bike outside if you’re worried. Its cheap insurance for the ratbags who might just walk onto the next lowly cable locked one.

KaptnKaos 4:29 pm 18 Feb 11

So sad that a cyclist has to pay for something or follow an enforcable request.

Caractacus Potts 4:11 pm 18 Feb 11

Sounds good to me; it’d discourage locker hogs – bastards. I hear the price mechanism is good for that sort of thing. (Speaking as someone who be happy to pay $250 to get a locker.)

Captain RAAF 4:06 pm 18 Feb 11

Super glue all the locks shut, leave a note stating that this practice will continue until the locker fee is brought down to a reasonable $50 per year.

and set fire to one a week until they comply.

Davo111 3:48 pm 18 Feb 11

Who cares. If you dont like it, dont pay it.

Lock your bike outside to a pole.

If enough people quit their agreement, they will wise up.

My guess is the cost covers the change rooms/hot water costs/cleaning etc. which in the scheme of things isnt that expensive.

Grail 3:37 pm 18 Feb 11

Dear Colliers,

Welcome to the lucrative world of nickel-and-dime operations.

Remember to charge the buggers a suitable deposit for the keys, and convert the shower room lights to pay-per-minute.

Regards,
Lucifer

candelabra 3:25 pm 18 Feb 11

That is absolutely ridiculous. What a rip off.

Fiona 3:08 pm 18 Feb 11

I pay $75/semester at the ANU gym.

trevar 3:03 pm 18 Feb 11

You’re right. It’s outrageous. I think you should resign in protest.

Chupachup 2:57 pm 18 Feb 11

First off I don’t have a locker but we don’t pay for them at my work (at a government institution). Now I agree that does seem fairly expensive and just downright mean business for the sake of business

Tho a quick run at the maths it’s about $1 a work day (52 weeks in a year x 5 days a week = 260 work days – holidays) which doesn’t seem too crazy. That said add that to your car park and every other bill and it’s not something you should have to fork out for – perhaps your car boot can be your new locker

Guess you just have to decide if it’s worth it

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