Secretary for Transport and Member for Eastern Victoria Region Edward O’Donohue and Member for Gembrook Brad Battin have encouraged locals to dust off their bikes and take advantage of the Parkiteer bike cage soon to be open at the new Cardinia Road Railway Station.
Mr O’Donohue said the bike cages provided a cheap and safe way for cyclists to access stations.
“Locals may not be aware the secure bike cage will be available at Cardinia Road station and I encourage cyclists to make the most of this new facility,” Mr O’Donohue said.
“The bike cages are popular options for cyclists as they not only keep their property safe, but also result in a more efficient use of parking space at stations and help reduce traffic congestion in local streets.”
The Coalition has announced a $1 million package for nine additional Parkiteer bike cages to be built on the train network in the next 12 months, which includes Pakenham Railway Station.
Mr Battin said the bike cages gave people the chance to use a healthier way to get to the station.
“Cycling is a great way to get around – not only is it free and environmentally friendly, it’s also a great way to incorporate exercise in to your everyday routine,” Mr Battin said.
“I encourage people to consider leaving their car at home and cycling to Cardinia Road Railway Station instead.”
There are more than 3000 subscribers to the bike cage scheme benefiting from the 56 Parkiteer cages that exist across the state. For more details visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au