With the new trains coming the Greater Wellington Regional Council is reviewing its policies for bikes on trains. There’s an article about it on the Dom Post today.
From the Dom Post article:
Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast said the priority had to be improvement of the commuter service – and carrying cycles could be sorted out later. “Then the capacity won’t be such an issue and we can relook at the issue.”
Presently there’s hardly any bicycle lockers at many of the stations in the Wellington Region and there’s only 12 at Wellington Station, and they’re for annual or monthly rent and not for casual use.
Well why not now Mrs Mayor? Why can’t we work out where we can make it better for cyclists now? And after 3 terms as Wellington Mayor how come we still can’t ride our bikes in safety from Wellington to Petone? Maybe Kerry Prendergast does have some cycle friendly policies, but I don’t know.
Perhaps she, and all the Wellington (and other Wellington Region) mayoral candidates (and candidates for other seats) could tell me what their walking and cycling policies and initiatives are and I’ll publicise them here on this blog. I know some of them read Wellington Regional Cycleways.