The Cycling Resource Centre has recently blogged on the City of Darwin’s establishment of the cities Bike Pod. The Bike Pod is a secure facility that contains 10 bike racks, lockers and a shower. The Council charges for the use of the Bike Pod with the cost currently set at $100 per annum or $50.00 for six months use. It seems that the City of Darwin is planning to determine the level of demand with the possibility more Bike Pods will be established.
I think that the City of Darwin should applauded for this move and I hope cyclists in Darwin get right behind the Council’s move.
The issue of end-of-trip facilities comes up a lot in surveys of cyclists and in feedback to Council’s on their bike plans. It seems to me that the City of Darwin in being proactive has set a benchmark for Western Australian councils who should take a close look at what the City of Darwin has done with the intention of doing something similar here in major localities such as Fremantle, Joondalup and so on.
End-of-trip facilities can only but encourage more healthy transport alternatives, i.e., cycling.