TRANSPERTH has removed two metal bike storage lockers from Edgewater train station, saying the lockers were prone to vandalism, illegal dumping and other improper use.
Public Transport Authority spokesman David Hynes said the existing bike shelter at Edgewater will be boosted from 38 bike spaces to 58 to compensate for last week’s removal of the two small lockers.
“This style of enclosed bike locker is outdated (so much so, that modern bike designs are too large to fit in the lockers) and are prone to vandalism, storage for items other than bikes and, in some cases, illegal dumping,” Mr Hynes said.
“We are gradually removing this style of locker as we upgrade our bike storage areas to modern, mesh, large-format bike shelters, which have increased passive security and built-in CCTV systems,” he said.
Mr Hynes said modifying bike storage spaces at stations right across the metropolitan network was part of a program to improve services for people to combine cycling and public transport.
This includes providing or upgrading cycling infrastructure like bike paths, lockers and shelters and u-rail bike parking areas, as well as cycling education and marketing campaigns.