29 July 2010

Please use our free bike lockers

| johnboy
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The Chiefly Stanhope is entreating the masses to make better use of his much rorted park and ride services as well as the under appreciated free “bike and ride” lockers.

Mr Stanhope said the Government wanted to educate the community on the benefits of the scheme which encourages drivers to catch a bus for part of their journey to work or school.

He said the campaign had a particular focus on boosting Bike & Ride users at the Mawson facility, which opened earlier this year along with a Park & Ride facility.

“The Park & Ride at Mawson is proving very popular with up to 75 of the 80 parking spaces used every weekday,” Mr Stanhope said. “However the 18 secure bike lockers are currently underutilised.

“The Government hopes to raise awareness of this great facility through this new campaign and educate Canberrans on how it can be accessed.”

The campaign will include a letter box drop to the suburbs surrounding Mawson, posters in cafes in Woden and the City and advertising on bus stop bollards. Back-of-bus advertising will be used on ACTION buses that service the Mawson bus stop.

Mr Stanhope said the Government was investing $4.1 million for new Park & Ride and Bike & Ride facilities over the next four years as part of a $97 million investment in improving the ACT’s transport network. New facilities at Mitchell (EPIC) and in Belconnen will be completed over the next 12 months.

Don’t forget to dial 132 281 if you want to scoop up one of those lockers!

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Typical of Stanhope. Applies the “build it and they will come” approach to any harebrained idea – bike lockers, the arboretum, the land rent scheme – then gets huffy when the great unwashed say we don’t want it or, more to the point, we don’t need it.

Woody Mann-Caruso3:02 pm 29 Jul 10

Yes, could understand the point of lockers before racks on buses, but not now. So much easier to stick it on the bus, increasing your range at the other end (eg catching an intertown express, getting off at Albert Hall then riding into Barton / Russell).

Why would you use the Bike and Ride lockers when you can now put your bike on the bus for no extra cost (a fantastic service by the way, at least on the services that have it)? That way you will have your bike at both ends of your journey.

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