Transperth has supported healthy community outcomes in our community by providing Lock ‘n’ Ride bike shelters at train stations, encouraging increased use of public transport. The provision of secure bicycle parking encourages people to use public transport facilities to access their destination. Transperth has recently installed secure bicycle facilities (bicycle cages) at most train stations in the Perth Metropolitan Area in an attempt to increase the bicycle mode share of station patrons and to ease the burden on station car parking facilities.
The Lock ‘n’ Ride bike shelter consists of a locked steel mesh cage, accessed by means of a registered SmartRider card, with u-rail type bike parking facilities inside. Typically these facilities accommodate around 25-35 bicycles each.
The Lock ‘n’ Ride bike shelters are provided in addition to existing bicycle parking facilities already available at most stations. Cyclists not registered to use the shelters still have access to an exicting bicycle parking facility. In general the bike shelters are located as close to the station access as possible, to make cycling a more attractive option.
Transperth monitors the usage of the facilities and provides additional shelters where they are utilised to capacity for prolonged periods.
$20,000 - $50,000 per shelter
Providing secure bicycle parking affords users an additional choice of transport mode to access the specific facility. Providing this additional transport option delivers health, economic, environmental and social benefits.