Bicycle Network: Teachers
Park 'n' Go
Parkiteer bike cages offer a secure place for students to park their bike at the train station. Students who travel large distances to school can use the following steps when trying to work out a way to combine riding and public transport.
Here are 4 easy steps to getting them started:
1. Identify the nearest Parkiteer cage
Check out our map of the Parkiteer network.
If there isn't a cage in the area students require, they could try:
a) locking up bikes to the bike parking rails at the station
b) taking bikes on the train (students should avoid first door of the first carriage as this is reserved for customers in wheelchairs)
2. Join the nearest Parkiteer cage
Students will need to:
a) Click on this link or go to www.parkiteer.com.au
b) Register their details and pay a $50 refundable deposit
They will then receive their card in the mail and can start using the cage!
3. Planning the journey
To plan the best travel route to the train station students could use:
a) A street directory
b) Online maps
c) TravelSmart maps (contact Bicycle Network Victoria to see if we have one for a particular area)
4. Enjoy the benefits
This option will save time and money - Parents can save time and money by not having to drive students to and from the station. Students who already catch a bus to the station can save time as well (see table below)
The table below shows the door-to-door travel times for a 2.8km journey to Werribee station
|By Bus||20 mins|
|By Bike||13 mins|
Read about how Anthony uses the Parkiteer cage at Berwick train station to get part of the way to school.