Bicycle Network: Parkiteer Bike Cages
Parkiteer Bike Cages
Parkiteer is leading the way in free* and secure bike parking. There are currently 65 Parkiteer bike cages at trains stations across metropolitan and regional Victoria.
New cages open now at Coburg, Ormond and Pakenham and Williams Landing stations
Using Parkiteer cages
Parkiteer bike cages are convenient, undercover and a secure place to park your bike, allowing fast access to the station, to continue your journey by public transport. Entry to the Parkiteer cage is provided by an electronic card system, providing 24 hour monitored access and a 24/7 user support helpline 1300 546 526.
There are no ongoing costs. *After paying the $50 refundable security deposit for the access card, you can use the cage as often as you like at no charge. Should you decide to return you access card, your security deposit will be refunded in full to a nominated bank account. If you lose the access card, you will be charged a $10 fee for each replacement card.
Parkiteer bike cages tick all of the boxes.
Improve your health
Riding a bicycle is a low-impact form of exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels. It can help to improve your general health while being gentle on your joints. It’s also a great way to have fun and get fit at the same time. (Courtesy Better Health Channel Victoria).
When you travel part of your journey by bicycle, you will arrive feeling energised and also get your daily recommended intake of exercise (30 minutes).
Riding your bicycle to the station can save you money. If you ride to a Parkiteer cage in the same fare zone as your workplace or destination, you can save at least $700 on fares. If you ride to the station each day, you may no longer require a second car, saving you $1000’s each year.
If you live within 2-3km of the station, your journey time by bike will be similar to driving to the station and finding a car park.
Example: Door to door travel times for a sample 2.8km journey to Werribee station.
• Bus - 20 minutes (includes waiting &walking time)
• Car 11 minutes (includes finding a car park and walk to station entrance.
• Bike - 13 minutes (includes Parkiteer lock up time and walk to station entrance
On the weekends, why not ride to the Parkiteer with the kids then take the train to the museum or the footy?
Where do I start?
If you are new to riding a bike, check out some great tips on how to get started riding to the station on our Ride2Work website.
Bicycle Network Victoria recommends these locks as the best security and value for money available.