Bicycle Network: Parkiteer Bike Cages
News and Updates
Latest developments in the Parkiteer bike cage network
Mitcham station opens with the biggest Parkiteer yet
31st January 2014 Mitcham station in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs has re-opened including the highest capacity Parkiteer cage to date.
The cage has parking for 38 bikes, made up of mostly Ned Kelly™ bike rails which are the most space effective rail on the market. The cage is in a prime location for riders accessing city bound trains.
The redevelopment has provided better access to the station, but with the car parking reduced, it is expected that the Parkiteer will provide a convenient and easy solution for commuters. The cage is open now..You can apply for a card or use your existing access card if you currently use a different cage.
Twins delivered at West Footscray
22 October 2013. The new West Footscray railway station will have the biggest Parkiteer bike parking facility yet installed, with secure cages on each side of the line.
The twins are being delivered by the Regional Rail Link Project, which is making great progress with the new rail infrastructure in Melbourne's west, and integrating first-class rail facilities at the same time.
The new cages are due to open 18 November.
The total number of bike parking spaces equals 48, the highest ever at a new station.
Parkiteer cages in the west are the busiest on the network, with several cages on the Werribee and Sydenham lines at capacity.
Patronage for the West Footscray cages is expected to follow suit and new cages are due to open at Footscray, Sunshine and Albion stations early next year.
Fine-free station parking available
5 September 2013. Car drivers are racking up record fines for illegal parking at railway stations even though they could easily bike it instead.
Investigations by The Age newspaper have shown that 500o motorists have been fined in the last year for improperly parking at just 12 railway stations.
More than 1000 of those fines were at Werribee station where there are secure Parkiteer bike cages for those who choose to ride to the station.
Werribee has 582 free car parking spaces spaces, but commuters continue to park every which-way, endangering the safety of the public.
Station car parking is staggeringly expensive to provide, and the cost is never retrieved from the free-loading drivers, who just as easily could be riding a bike.
Australia is a rare example of a country of where car parking is provided at railways stations.
Predictably, the RACV’s Brian Negus has called for further tax-payer subsidies for drivers, telling The Age that the best solution was to provide more parking, and that suitable nearby land at busy stations should be sought to build multi-deck car parks.
"The state government and councils together need to look at trying to increase car parking around key stations where there is high demand," he said.
The state government announced in May it would build a new four-storey, 250 space car park at Syndal station on the Glen Waverley line for $10.1 million.
That is $40,000 per space, a very nice sling to each driver from the tax-payer.
A Pakiteer cage, which holds about 20 bikes, can fit on the area of three car spaces.
Moreland partly funds new bike cage at Fawkner station
4 July 2013. Fawkner train commuters can now park their bikes securely thanks to the opening of a new Parkiteer bike cage jointly funded by Moreland City Council and Public Transport Victoria.
The Parkiteer caged opened today offering secure bike parking for 26 bikes. Having direct access to the Upfield Path and situated only metres from the platform entrance, the cage is sure to become popular with local riders.
The 67th cage in the expanding Parkiteer network, the cage at Fawkner Station is the second in the Moreland area, following the opening of the popular Coburg station Parkiteer in April.
Sold out! Cages full before opening
2 May 2013 The four newest cages in the Parkiteer network have created the most interest from commuters in the history of the program.
Both Pakenham and Williams Landing cages are holding more registrations than places in the cage even before their opening this week.
Of course, not all registered users will use the cage each day, but this is a clear message that the demand for secure parking at the station is at an all-time high.
Coburg and Ormond cages also opened this week with healthy numbers registered to utilise the best parking spot at the station.
Overall the number of people riding to the station has risen by almost 30% since April 2012, and with more than 500 people using Parkiteer each weekday. Many other cages are almost at capacity.
A new cage at Fawkner station on the Upfield line is expected to open before June 30.
Station parking at Dandenong and Holmesglen
24 January 2013. Commuters using Dandenong and Holmesglen railway stations can now ride to the station and leave their bike safe and secure in a Parkiteer bike cage following the opening of new cages at each location.
The cages are located in prime positions at each station, with less than a minutes’ walk to the station platform.
Bicycle Network and Public Transport Victoria have worked closely to ensure that cyclists have the best parking spot at each station.
Six more cages will be opened before June this year at Ormond, Pakenham, Fawkner, Moorabbin, Coburg and Williams Landing stations, growing the network to almost 70 cages.
All registered cardholders can use these new cages, along with the other 60 cages across Victoria.
Doubled-up bike cage at Werribee
20 September 2012. Rapid growth in rider numbers has resulted in a second Parkiteer bike parking cage at Werribee Railway Station.
It is the 56th cage to be added to the rail network in response to the growing popularity of biking to railway stations.
The new cage at Werribee Railway Station holds 26 bikes with electronic swipe cards opening the door on the most secure way for cyclists to store their two-wheeled treasures.
"Nearly 4000 Melbourne cyclists are registered to use the Parkiteer bike cages, a sign of how popular the system has become," Member for Western Metropolitan Region, Andrew Elsbury MLC, said.
“The bike cage at Werribee Railway Station is one of the most popular on the network. This will give greater capacity for cyclists in the western suburbs to help secure their bikes. Riding a bike to the station is a great way to get active while reducing congestion on local roads," Mr Elsbury said.
The new cage is one of four recent additions to the network.
Additional cages will be placed at Mordialloc, Craigieburn and Huntingdale railway stations. In total the investment will provide an additional 100 spaces for cyclists.
The cages are funded by the Victorian Government, with use of the cages managed by Bicycle Network.
It is anticipated another four cages will be added to the network before the end of the year, with locations to be announced soon.
Bike parking at railway stations encourages more people to ride bikes and get their daily dose of exercise. It also saves the taxpayer from coughing up the huge sums of money needed to build expensive car storage at railway stations.
The use of the secure Parkiteer bike cages is free after paying a $50 fully refundable bond for the access card.
Interested commuters need to register with Bicycle Network by visiting www.parkiteer.com.au or phoning 1300 546 526 during business hours.
Convenience is the key to bike parking success.
16 August 2012 People that drive to Huntingdale, Mordialloc and Craigieburn and Narre Warren railway stations, may realise that there are 26 new parking spots that are more convenient than the one they use each day.
These new bike cages are now open to cardholders, and will not only provide more secure and undercover parking for the commuters who currently ride to these stations, but may also act as a catalyst for drivers to make the switch to bike for their short trip to the station each day.
The cages are located in prime positions at the station entrance, after in-depth consultation between Bicycle Network, Metro, and Public Transport Victoria to ensure the cages would offer the best parking spot at each station.
A second cage at Werribee (pictured left) will open at the same time, relieving the pressure on the already over capacity existing cage, while also enabling more short trip commuters to register to use the Parkiteer system.
Registrations have already taken off well at Mordialloc, with Huntingdale expected to follow suit. Bicycle Network is working with PTV and City of Hume to raise awareness of the new cage at Craigieburn, which will also feature in the Ride to Work day celebrations on October 17.
There are now 61 Parkiteer cages across Victoria. The cages are free to use after paying a fully refundable security deposit. For more information and cage locations, please go to the Parkiteer website or call our office on 03 8376 8888.
(Narre Warren cage pictured here - opened 20 August)
New stations and the Sunbury electrification project
14 June 2012 Four new Parkiteer bike cages have opened to the outer north west and outer south east of Melbourne.
Sunbury and Diggers Rest stations (north west) have been upgraded with a major facelift as part of the Sunbury electrification project. These two cages are the traditional style Parkiteer with 26 bike rails each.
The Cranbourne/Pakenham line (south east) has two brand new stations at Lynbrook and Cardinia Road, servicing the current housing boom in the area. These two stations have cages built into the station building, offering commuters a convenient place to park, close to the station entrance.
Lynbrook and Cardinia Road already have many registered riders, and Sunbury is expected to be popular for commuters with a short trip to the station located in a busy hub.
Glen Waverley cage to move
21 May 2012 Works at Glen Waverley railway station have forced the Parkiteer cage to be moved to Holmesglen station, the first station into Zone 1. A new cage will be built into the Glen Waverley station building as part of the works.
Current riders to the cage are kindly asked to remove their bikes by midnight on Friday 15 June 2012. Please contact Bicycle Network for more information, or if you have any concerns.
Please check back for updates on the progress at Holmesglen. You can register now for an access card.
New bike cages for nine train stations
3 May 2012 The Parkiteer program has escaped the Budget bike spending cuts with funding committed to build five new cages in 2012-13 at Ormond, Fawkner, Pakenham and two further stations.
An additional four cages will be built before the end of this financial year with locations identified as Huntingdale, Mordialloc, Craigieburn and Werribee. Werribee already has a very popular Parkiteer cage and the additional cage will help cater for strong demand for secure bike parking at the station as more commuters cotton-on to the benefits.
In announcing the additional cages Transport Minister Terry Mulder said Parkiteer now had more than 3000 subscribers and was popular with commuters as a cheap, safe and convenient station facility.
Mr Mulder said Parkiteer not only provided security for cyclists but made more efficient use of the parking space at stations and reduce traffic congestion.
New Parkiteer cages have recently opened at South Morang and Thomastown railway stations, with Cardinia Road and Lynbrook due to open at the end of May.
South Morang and Thomastown cages are open.
27 April 2012 The Parkiteer cage at South Morang is open. Incorporated into the station building, it is conveniently located at the station entrance, and is easily accessible by several paths leading to the station. Thomastown cage is also open for use and is located between the car park and the station entrance.
South Morang Parkiteer cage
Cardinia Road and Lynbrook cages in the outer south-east are almost complete and are due to open mid-May.
Roxburgh Park's five metre move is complete
26 April 2012 Roxburgh Park Parkiteer has been moved five metres south as a part of the Smart bus upgrade at the station. Works went well over time, however the access path to the cage is complete and the cage is once again ready for bike parking.
Epping station buzzing with bikes
22 February 2012 The forecourt at Epping station today was filled with commuters slurping smoothies and talking about bike parking at the station.
The hot topic of conversation was not only how good the berry smoothies tasted, but also the fantastic location of the 50th Parkiteer cage. Many people jumped on bikes and made their own drinks, while others preferred to have one pedalled for them by Bicycle Network staff.
The event engaged the community and was a great success.
The shared path between South Morang and Epping stations is due to open Monday 27 February, making it even easier to ride to the station.
Parkiteer hits a half century at Epping station
1 February 2012 Cage number 50 opens at Epping station in Melbourne's north.
The Epping cage is a new design for Parkiteer, built into the station building, boasting a fantastic position at the top of the platform entrance. The cage has provision for 31 bikes.
There are good access paths to the cage, and with limited car parking at the station, the cage is expected to fill quickly.
New information signs rolled out to 25 cages
25th November 2011 New information signs have been installed at 20 metropolitan and 5 regional cages as part of Bicycle Network’s promotional campaign for Parkiteer.
The bigger, bolder signs are over a metre high, and are highly visible, even from a distance. The signs provide system details and a step-by-step guide on how to register.
Bicycle Network will lobby the Dept. of Transport for funds to fit the remaining 24 cages with these new signs in 2012.
Works at Glen Waverley station 2012
Glen Waverley railway station is undergoing a huge redevelopment including a twelve storey apartment complex above the station forecourt.
As part of this work, there will be a new Parkiteer bike cage incorporated into the station building, above the ramp to the underground car park (yet to be built). The land where the current bike cage is situated will be used for this car park ramp.
If you have any questions with regarding this please contact us
Bike Parking at Prahran station
11 August 2011. New bike racks have been installed at Prahran Station in Melbourne's inner east.
Local member Clem Newton-Brown officially opened the new racks saying he hopes they would encourage more people to leave the car at home and use public transport. “Reducing the number of cars on the road will help reduce our impact on the environment as well as reducing traffic congestion for people who must use a car,” Mr Newton-Brown said.
Mr Newton-Brown said he often rode his bike to get short distances and the new bike racks would suit similar cyclists who prefer not to ride the entire journey but prefer the speed and convenience of a bike over walking.
Jason den Hollander of Bicycle Network welcomed the Parkiteer at Prahran station.
Westall cage opens!
21 July 2011The station upgrade at Westall is now complete and the Parkiteer cage is open and ready for business!
The cage is located on the south side of the station, with fast access to city train services.
You can access the cage by the bike path that runs along the south side of the tracks, between Oakes Ave and Westall Rd, or turn right as you enter the station.
Brighton Beach cage is open again and looking fantastic!
18 July 201. 1The cage has undergone a dramatic face lift, with the removal of the rust, and a new coat of paint.
New stainless steel bike rails have been installed, supplied by Bicycle Network’s Bike Parking Experts, and riders are enjoying the fresh new look.
New bike rails have been fitted to the refurbished cage in marine grade stainless steel. These bike racks will be able to withstand the harsh environment at Brighton Beach station.
Parkiteer reaches 2,000
24 February 2011. Bike riders across Victoria are embracing the park and ride concept with more than 2000 riders now signed up to the use Parkiteer secure bike cages at railway stations.
Record numbers of commuters are now using the free Parkiteer bike cages every day for safe and secure storage of their two-wheeled treasures.
Wyndhamvale resident Jordyn Hare was the 2000th person to sign up to use Parkiteer cage. He will be presented with a Parkiteer prize pack for being the 2,000th cage member.
Jordan first noticed the Werribee Parkiteer cage whilst commuting by train at Werribee station. He plans to use the cage four times a week, and will cycle 3-4km to reach Werribee station and secure his bike at the Parkiteer cage.
“The cage is an excellent idea, a great place to store my bike securely while I catch the train into the city. It’s free and it provides a great service to the bike riders,” Mr Hare said.
With 2000 users it is easy to see how much money the taxpayer is saving by not having to develop more car parking at Railway stations. Some recently provided car spaces at stations have cost $40,000 per space.
The Parkiteer cages were used over 17,000 times in the last four months despite the frequent wet weather.
The use of the Parkiteer cages across Victoria has grown steadily since they were introduced, with about 1,100 people using the bike cage facilities each week.
The first of the Parkiteer bike cages was opened in October 2008 at Eltham train station.
There are now 37 Parkiteer bike cages scattered across train stations in metropolitan Melbourne and 11 in regional Victoria.
Alternatively you can visit the Bicycle Network office at Level 10 / 446 Collins Street, Melbourne or call 1300 546 526.
Interesting Parkiteer links
Labor locks in Parkiteer cages
10 November 2010. The ALP has pledged $800,000 to expand the Parkiteer secure bike cage systems to more Victorian railway stations.
The announcement is in the "Going Places: better transport for all Victorians" policy released today by Victorian Labor.
The new cages will join the 48 already in use in Melbourne and at country locations.
Gavin Jennings, Minister for Environment and Climate Change, identified Moreland Station as a location for one of the cages. “We want to make using our public transport system as convenient and user-friendly as possible,” Mr Jennings said.
“Each Parkiteer bike cage can store 26 bikes securely in the same space as three individual car parks. This means people can not only conveniently and safely store their bikes but also reduce their carbon footprint by not driving their car to the station.
“More people than ever are using our rail network and that’s why we are delivering an integrated approach, so we can cater to the different needs of people travelling to stations.”
The cages are encouraging commuters to ride their bike to the railway station, getting the health dividend from extra exercise, and helping solve the car parking congestion problems at railway stations.
Most rail commuters are within an easy bike ride of the local station and with the pass card protected security of the cages, they can lock their bike up safely when they take the train.
All Trails lead to Lilydale Station
25 August 2010. The Parkiteer cage at Lilydale station opened last week and local riders took advantage straight away with bikes parked in the cage from the first day.
With the continued works on the Lilydale - Warbuton Rail Trail we expect that more local riders will begin using the cage upon the completion of the bridge over the Maroondah Hwy and the redesign of the York Rd intersection.
New Cage at Marshall Station
17 August 2010. A new Parkiteer cage has opened at Marshall station, south of Geelong.
The cage at Marshall station will provide an alternative transport option for commuters as patronage at the station continues to grow since its reopening in 2004.
As the residential areas around Geelong continue to expand it's great to see that bike riders are being catered for.
Access All Cages Across Victoria
27 July 2010. The Department of Transport have approved the modification of Parkiteer cage access so cage members can access all cages. This means when you sign up you get access to over 40 cages across metropolitan and regional Victoria.Initially this will be trialled for 6 months (from today) with a view to being permanent if no issues arise. This is exciting news as the decision allows commuters greater flexibility as well as the potential to increase overall cage usage.
Fill a Cage in a Day - Werribee Station
29 July 2010. Thank you to all the Parkiteer members who rode to the Werribee Parkiteer cage yesterday. We managed to get 19 bikes in the cage which is a great result for the middle of Winter and will help us campaign for better riding facilities in the local area.
We'll be out and about again next month so stay tuned to find out if we're coming to your station.
27 July 2010. Following on from East Malvern last month, the Bicycle Network team plan to ‘Fill 1 cage in a Day’ from 6.30am this Wednesday (28 July) at Werribee Station.
Werribee Parkiteer members will get to enjoy a complimentary coffee from Team Degani and as a valued Parkiteer Member you’ll also receive a complimentary puncture repair kit! We encourage Parkiteer members across the network to ride to the station on Wednesday as Parkiteer usage numbers are used to highlight the importance of riding facilities in your local community, so help us help you and ride to the cage on Wednesday. Wednesday’s forecast looks perfect for a morning ride so help us fill all the cages!
Bicycle Repairman visits East Malvern Train Station
23 June 2010. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Bicycle Repairman!
Bicycle Network's newest superhero Bicycle Repairman, and his Super team visited East Malvern train station to spread the word about Parkiteer cages. Bicycle Repairman used his super powers to convince a number of car drivers to ditch their cars and start riding to the station.
There was free coffee, apples and special Ride On magazines for commuters as well as free bike checks and puncture kits for Parkiteer cage members.
Stay tuned to find out when Bicycle Repairman and the Super team will be in your area!
New Cages at Laverton and Coolaroo
18 June 2010. New Parkiteer cages were opened at Laverton and Coolaroo train stations this week.
The Laverton cage is set to be one of the busiest on the network with 35 people signing up before the cage had opened. Fortunately two cages were built at Laverton to cope with the expected demand.
The total number of cages on the network has now climbed to 46.
50,000th Usage of a Parkiteer Cage
8 June 2010. Jian Zhu was the lucky 50,000th user of a Parkiteer cage when he checked his bike into the Werribee cage on Sunday 30 May. To celebrate this milestone Jian was given a new Trek commuter bike.
Jian is pictured here being presented with the new bike by the Minister for Public Transport, Martin Pakula and Bicycle Network Chief Executive, Harry Barber at Caulfield Train station.
The event was a hit with the media with four television crews, two radio stations and the two major daily newspapers attending the event.
New Online Payment System
24 May 2010. Bicycle Network has introduced a secure online payment system in order to streamline the sign up process for new Parkiteer cage applicants.
The new process means that applicants can now pay their deposit 24 hours a day and can do so at the same time as registering for the system. This should mean an increase in registrations and an increase in cage usage.
Chelsea and Newport Promotion a Success
21 April 2010. Bicycle Network staff handed out Parkiteer flyers at Chelsea and Newport stations on Friday 16 April.
The trial is designed to create awareness of the cages as well as providing interested commuters with information about the cages.
So far the response has been great with a large number of commuters signing up to use the cages.
We'll be out again next month but at a different station and with a couple of surprises in store. There'll be more information in the next In the Loop member e-newsletter.
Ferntree Gully and Noble Park get Cages
7 April 2010. Two new Parkiteer bike cages opened at Ferntree Gully and Noble Park station last week.
The cage is great news for bike riders in the area and will lead to an increase in commuters riding their bikes to the station.
As you can see from the images below, on the day that Bicycle Network inspected the cage at Noble Park there were 20 bikes parked on either side of the station.
Busy Week for Minister Pakula and Parkiteer Cages
15 March 2010. It's been a busy week for the Minister for Public Transport Martin Pakula and the Parkiteer cage program.
On Friday 12 March the Minister attended the official opening of the Nunawading station Parkiteer cage (see below) and then on Monday 15 March the Minister was at Marshall train station, on the Bellarine peninsula, to announce a Parkiteer cage would be constructed there as part of a car park upgrade at the station.
The Marshall station Parkiteer cage will be the third in the area and usage should be high going on the popularity of the cages at Geelong and South Geelong.
Work is expected to be completed by the middle of this year.
Minister for Public Transport opens Nunawading Parkiteer cage
12 March 2010. Today, Minister for Public Transport Martin Pakula and Federal Member for Deakin, Mike Symon, opened the Parkiteer cage at Nunawading Station.
"This will encourage cycling as a practical transport option with riders able to safely secure their bikes and catch the train or bus to other destinations for work, school or leisure and it further improves public transport facilities in the eastern suburbs by providing an integrated intermodal transport hub, encompassing SmartBus and train services," Mr Pakula said.
Minister Pakula and Mike Symon were joined by Member for Mitcham Tony Robinson as well as members of the Whitehorse Cyclists.
Nunawading Parkiteer almost there
5 March 2010. The Nunawading Parkiteer cage is complete and will open as soon as works in the surrounding area have been completed.
As you can see from the images below the cage is all ready for business but as there is still construction going on in the access area bike riders will have to wait a bit longer.
The cage is expected to be open for use on Monday 15 March.
New Station at Coolaroo to include a Parkiteer Cage
2 March 2010. The new train station currently being constructed at Coolaroo will include a Parkiteer cage. Bike riders in the North West of Melbourne will be well serviced as there are already Parkiteer cages at Glenroy, Broadmeadows and Roxburgh Park.
At this stage a completion date hasn't been advised but more information will be posted as soon as it comes to hand.
New year ravers use more cages
3 February 2010. The start of the year has resulted in a sudden flood of people switching to the bike for the journey to the local railway station, according to data collected by the Parkiteer bike cage system.
More than 100 people signed up to use Parkiteer cages in January which is a 25 per cent increase on the best month of 2009.
Why the sudden increase? Has there been a string of New Year resolutions, with commuters pledging to do that little bit of extra exercise during 2010? Or has the message landed that driving a car only a few kilometres to the station is a waste of money and scarce energy.
Four New Cages announced
In line with the growing demand, the number of Parkiteer bike cages at train stations has also increased. By the end of February there will be new cages at Ferntree Gully, Laverton, Noble Park and Nunawading train stations.
Laverton station will be only the second station (after Frankston) to have two cages installed. This is a great win for commuters in the area who have sent emails and letters to the Department of Transport requesting better bike parking facilities at the station.
The cages are providing an active transport alternative for commuters travelling to train stations and bus terminals throughout Victoria.
Reduced $20 Bond Trial
29 January 2010. The $20 bond trial finished today at 5pm. We will be analysing the numbers to see if it made a difference to the number of people registering for a Parkiteer card.
20 January 2010. We have reduced the bond from $50 to $20 at some cages (for the rest of January) to see if the amount of the bond payment is an obstacle in people signing up to the Parkiteer cages.
Most of the cages we have chosen have another cage nearby that will still have a $50 bond. In this way we’ll be able to compare the rego numbers and hopefully see if the reduced bond has an effect.
The stations included in this trial are:
Second Cage for Frankston Station
19 November 2009. A second cage has opened at Frankston station due to an increase in the number of people riding their bikes to the station. It's great to see that 40% of all cage users are car drivers that have made the change to riding their bikes.
Cages Open in Doncaster and Moe
6 October 2009. The final two cages in Stage 2 of the Parkiteer program have opened at Moe train station and Doncaster Park and Ride bus terminal. The 16 cages added to the network in stage 2 make 39 cages in total.
Cages Open at Reservoir and Glen Waverley
1 October 2009. Two new cages have opened at Reservoir and Glen Waverley. There are still cages at Moe and Doncaster Park and Ride to open soon in Stage 2 of the Parkiteer cage program.
Twelve New Cages Open
23 September 2009. There are now twelve new Parkiteer bike parking cages open at train stations in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. These are East Malvern, Cranbourne, Sunshine, Oakleigh, Heidelberg, Chelsea, Seaford, Berwick, Morwell, Melton, Bacchus Marsh, and Kyneton.
New Cages Open at Chelsea and Oakleigh
1 September 2009. Two new cages have opened at Chelsea and Oakleigh station with another 14 to be opened in the next few weeks. There are 11 Metropolitan cages and 5 Regional cages. The new cages include the first Parkiteer cage at a bus terminal (Doncaster).
Parkiteers get in gear
26 February 2009. The 18 Metropolitan cages built by the State Government in late 2008 have now been open for business for two months. With people returning to work and school, registrations have been coming in a steady flow.
Werribee, Hoppers Crossing and Brighton Beach are showing the way as commuters clearly demonstrate that the provision of secure bike parking is not only getting more people riding more often but those who were previously driving to the station have now converted to bikes.
At Brighton Beach the introduction of the Parkiteer cage has seen 14 people previously driving to the station now riding. The balance of cage members were already riding or using other methods to get to the station.
This clearly shows the investment in the cages has more than paid off in health, congestion and parking benefits.
This scenario is not unique as other cages are demonstrating a consistent pattern with at least 50% of cage users ex-drivers; At Bayswater 70% of cage members are ex-drivers.
The typical catchment for the cages appears to be mainly within the 1-3km radius of a cage, with some stations getting riders from further afield as the attraction of a Zone 1 ticket or demand prevails.
The five regional cages came online this month with Castlemaine riders leading the way.
We are working with the Department of Transport to facilitate the rollout of the further 10 cages recently announced by Minister Kosky. We believe that priority should be given to areas of demonstrated demand.
Currently this is being measured by the waiting list for the Connex lockers at stations
Ten more Parkiteer cages announced, total of 33
11 Jan 2009. Ten more Parkiteer cages are being added to the Victorian transport system, Transport Minister, Lynne Kosky announced today.
The new cages join the 18 already built in metropolitan Melbourne and five in country Victoria.
Eltham is first cage completed
The Bike Parking Cage at Eltham Station will be arriving soon. Click on 'Email me updates' above to be kept up to date.
The department has appointed Bicycle Network to manage the Eltham Cage. As part of this service we will be managing the registration process and providing user support.
You can apply to become an Eltham Parkiteer soon.
Eltham station is the first proud owner of one of these cages, which can accommodate 26 bikes securely and undercover for free.
Bicycle Network wants to make it easy for you to integrate with the public transport by bike. That’s why we are working with the Department of Transport to get 20 free, undercover bike parking cages on several stations across Victoria. We want to see more of these across the network in future.
As a cage member these cages will allow you to park your bike undercover, secure and for free at one of the participating stations.
At this point it hasn’t been finalised where all of the 20 cages will be located. In coming days we will provide a process for you to register your desire to get a cage installed at your preferred station. Click on 'Email me updates' above to be kept up to date.
Laverton cage information
Riding to Laverton station is very popular, and as such, the Railway Pde cage is at capacity.