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bike parking and locker availability at Waurn Ponds

There has been a recent increase in the number of staff and students riding bicycles to the campus. However, there is not enough space for the number of bikes to be parked undercover. Not everyone has access to put their bikes in their offices. Many people are happy to ride to work on rainy days but would like to be able to protect their bikes to at least some extent on rainy days. The undercover bike racks next to the KD Stewart Centre are overflowing. To encourage more bike riding there needs to be the facility to put your bike undercover. there is also not enough lockers in the KD Stewart Centre. To encourage more cycling there needs to be large lockers where people can leave their work clothes, towel, soap etc. In the change rooms that have the showers, all of the lockers, even the small ones are in use, so it would be very difficult for any one who wants to start riding to be able to organise themselves to do so.

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Submitted by Vincent Georgelin 2 years ago

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    2 years ago

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  1. Moderator

    Hi Vincent, Thank you for your feedback. You will be pleased to know that the University, as part of its operational plan is developing a comprehensive bike plan for the Waurn Ponds Campus. This includes upgrading existing facilities, adding new facilities, inlcuding bike racks, lockes, showers etc. We will also be working closely with local authorities to improve trails and signage to the campus. Keep an eye out for announcements in the next couple of months.

    2 years ago
  2. Any more updates??

    1 year ago
  3. Moderator

    Scope of works has been finalised for the bike pod which will be located at the GTP. This will have showers, lockers and changerooms and lock up around 25 bikes in a secure area. Works are expexted to commence Dec 2012 weather and site huts removal permitting. Also 25 additonal bike racks are almost ready to be installed at Waurn Ponds - just finalising a few more details. The existing bike cage at the student resi's will also be refurbished. I dont have a date for this yet.

    1 year ago