We need adequate bicycle parking at Diamond Creek Railway Station
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Diamond Creek Railway Station needs a secure bicycle storage facility to encourage people to ride their bicycles to the railway station and leave their motor vehicle at home.
Along the Hurstbridge line, Eltham, Greensborough, Watsonia and Heidelberg all have Parkiteer Bicycle Storage facilities and Diamond Creek needs one also.
The current bicycle racks are inadequate as:
there are not enough; and
do not provide safe storage for people to leave their bicycles.
Currently the only allowance Diamond Creek has are bicycle hoops, and a person with a bike will not use these facilities. Like most areas of Melbourne, leaving a bicycle out in the open, particularly at a railway station with low foot traffic, is foolish and very few people would leave anything of value outside in full sight for any long period of time.
Installing a Parkiteer System would not only encourage railway commuters Monday - Friday, but it would also be used by families on the weekend.
Whilst the traffic congestion on our roads is at epic proportions and bursting at the seams, why isn't Bicycle Network and local government being more proactive in looking at other alternative modes of transport and support them. The Parkiteer Storage is a low cost investment, and the installation of one will at least demonstrate that our leaders are being progressive thinkers!
I understand that the allocation of where the Parkiteer Bicycle Storage systems are determined by Bicycle Network Australia. We therefore request that this petition is given your attention.
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