Wyndham City has installed 13 bicycle hoops that will accommodate up to 26 bicycles at Williams Landing railway station. Located under the pedestrian bridge along Wallace Avenue, Point Cook that connects with Williams Landing Station, the hoops will accommodate parking for up to 26 bicycles.
The hoops were fully funded by Wyndham City through the Get Wyndham Moving campaign, to supplement bicycle facilities that Public Transport Victoria (PTV) provides at Williams Landing station. The station has a “parkiteer bike cage” that provides convenient, undercover and a secure place to park your bike, allowing fast access to the station to continue a journey by public transport.
Entry to the Parkiteer cage is provided by an electronic card system, providing 24-hour monitored access and a 24/7 user support helpline.
Wyndham City’s Portfolio Holder for Transport, Cr Glenn Goodfellow said alleviating congestion was one of the top four priorities for Wyndham residents and creating commuter options was one of the ways Council could achieve this, in addition to advocating to State and Federal Governments to improve infrastructure.
“Improving the number of bike parking facilities will provide our residents with another option to travel to the station. This increase in bike parking should also encourage more commuters to cycle,” Cr Goodfellow said.
Council is also funding improvements to make access by bike and walking to the station much easier and more direct.
When Get Wyndham Moving, Council’s advocacy campaign held Race the City in April 2014 – an event where people from three different suburbs across Wyndham drove, cycled and took public transport to battle it out to see who could beat the traffic and arrive at Federation Square first. The two participants who commuted via cycle and train were the first to reach Fed Square.
This project also coincides with Council and Bicycle Victoria’s initiative to encourage walking and cycling to and from the station. “The health benefits of riding a bike improve fitness levels,” said Cr Goodfellow.
To find out more about advocating to State and Federal Governments visit: www.getwyndhammoving.com.au