Auckland Transport is trialling enclosed, covered bike parking at Papakura and Papatoetoe train stations and Birkenhead ferry terminal.
The new bike park at Papakura train station
The parks at the train stations hold 20 bikes while the one at the Birkenhead ferry terminal can store 30 bikes. All three parks offer a choice of standing racks and hanging bike parking.
Auckland Transport’s Manager of Community Transport, Matthew Rednall, says: “We want to encourage people to leave their car at home and get on their bike to connect with the train or the ferry. It’s a chance to get fit and takes another vehicle off the road.”
The bike parks are covered by CCTV cameras and, to add to security, access is by a proximity card, which is issued after registering online.
The parks at the rail stations also have bike repair stands for small jobs like fixing punctures.
Cycle Action Auckland Chair, Barbara Cuthbert, says: “Bike parking has moved into a new age with these superb facilities - they even have a bike pump as part of the installation. Secure, undercover bike parking will allow more of us to cycle to the train or ferry, and have peace of mind out bike will be ready and waiting at the end of the day.”
Access to the bike parks is on a six-monthly basis, you will be contacted before your registration runs out in time to renew or cancel it.
For more information and to register, see Bike & cycle gear storage.