A secure bike cage linked to the South Australian Government’s new Metrocard are being rolled out across Adelaide’s most popular train stations, including the Gawler train station.
Minister for Transport Services, Chloë Fox, and Member for Light Tony Piccolo officially opened the new bike cages at Gawler station on Tuesday.
Minister Fox said, “The bike cages aim to encourage people to cycle to their nearest train station, secure their bike in the cage and then hop on public transport.
“This Government supports an integrated public transport system that provides a range of options to commuters,” Minister Fox said.
“One of those particular options is riding a bicycle to a nearby station and having somewhere secure to lock you bike - this provides commuters with an incentive to cycle and ride.
“So whether it is park ‘n’ ride, cycle ‘n’ ride, or just catching a bus, train or tram, the government is investing in an integrated system that caters for a wide range of choices.”
Cyclists wanting to use the cages are required to pre-register at the Adelaide Metro InfoCentre by presenting their Metrocard, a photo ID and paying an annual $10 non-refundable fee.
Once a Metrocard is enabled, it is as simple as touching the card to the Metrocard reader to open the door, lock the bike to one of the rails and then shut the door to secure the cage.
The bike cages replace the outdated system of individual keyed bike lockers with a much more secure and convenient system for customers. Each secure cage has a storage capacity of about 16 bikes and is accessible by swiping with the new Metrocard.
Member for Light Tony Piccolo MP welcomed the addition of the new bicycle cages on the Gawler line.
“Together with the Adelaide Metro feeder buses introduced to Gawler by this Government, these bike cages provide a new convenient option for people using public transport,” he said.
For more information visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au or call the Adelaide Metro Infoline on 1300 311 108.