Cycle commuters: you know you’ve really arrived when there isn’t anywhere to park your bike. And nowhere more so than at the Downtown Ferry Terminal! Which is why Auckland Transport has chosen that spot to try out some new bike racks and get your feedback on what works best.
The bike rack trial runs all next week, May 4-8th and will feature five different styles (see photos below) so you can truly compare what works for you and your bike.
There’ll be AT staff on site 7am – 9am, Monday to Friday, to help out during the morning rush and explain any unfamiliar equipment (can’t wait to see how that double-decker rack works!). They’re also there to record your thoughts about the different styles… as well as where else around the city you’d like to see bike parking.
Not to worry if you miss the morning rush – or you’re in a rush – there’s a handy online survey form.
NB you don’t have to be a regular ferry commuter to vote for which new bike rack has the X-factor, but it’s crucial to actually see them and try them. So if you’re downtown, swing by, have a go, and let AT know what you think.
And, if you have general thoughts about bike-parking around town, by all means share them in the comments below. Knowledge is power, and a bike rack where you need it, when you need it, is a powerful thing!
Downtown Bike Parking Trial
Days: 4 to 8 May 2015
Time: 7am to 9am
Where: Downtown Ferry Terminal, East Side
From 4 to 8 May 2015, Auckland Transport will be conducting a public evaluation of the different types of bike parking, several of which are new to Auckland. The new bike parking will be on display at the Downtown Ferry Terminal on the East side of the building alongside where the Airport Bus stands and taxi ranks are currently located:
Auckland Transport staff will be on site between 7am to 9am every day from 4th to 8th of May to explain the different types of bike racks and any feedback you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
If you wish to try the bike racks and provide some feedback outside of these hours, please feel free to complete our online survey.
This feedback will be used to inform our bike parking facilities programme throughout the city.
We will be asking for your feedback on the following types of bike racks:
1. Double Stacking Rack
2. High Density Rack
3. Sheffield Rack (with protective sleeve)
4. Harrogate Rack
5. Bike Tree