Cycling enjoys City backing

moves to improve facilities for bikes
moves to improve facilities for bikes

The bicycle parking could include a combination of fully enclosed individual lockers, locker compounds with communal access and duplicate keys and frames where bicycles can be locked onto.

End-of-trip facilities would include shower and change facilities for riders looking to clean up before work or shopping.

The approval will see bicycle racks placed in front of a number of stores scattered around the city, as well as a provision to be included in the basements of new office developments.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said the work in promoting bicycle use had seen a noticeable increase in bike users around the city.

‘Our aim is to get more people on bikes, which is starting to bear fruit,’ he said.

‘As a result we need more places for people to conveniently park their bikes very close to where they want to go.

‘We want to see more people commute to work and that requires more convenient facilities for workers, including safe parking lockers and showers.’

In a submission from the Australian Bicycle Council, it was suggested additional bike racks also be added to places such as childcare facilities, garden centres, hardware stores and places of worship as well as the usual shopping centres and cafes.