Where’s Cycle ‘n’ Ride?
Anyone else noticed how many bikes are popping up at train stations chained to whatever anyone can find?
They seem to be growing in number -and there would be more if only there were bike racks.
There are only a few places to actually chain them apart from timetable notices.
Cycle ‘n; Ride makes sense for a lot of cyclists because of the effort in trying to get a bike on a train at peak time – or because you don’t necessary want to wander around, say, the CBD with a bike but you need a bike to get to the station.
Because of funding cutbacks or lack of foresight or both , cycle racks seemed to miss out aty some stations so we now have a ridiculously inconsistent policy.
Some have racks, some don’t. Avondale was one new platform that sadly missed out in the end and usually has bikes chained at it during the day.
This bike was chained at Morningside this morning.
Places like Newmarket and New Lynn got them but often it feels a token number as there are not enough:
And places like Ellerslie and Manurewa actually have a few lockable areas.
But we need a consistent policy and one that is serious about catering for cycling.