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Free bikes on trains gets thumbs up from cyclists

News Release Cycle Aware Wellington 15 May 2008

Free bikes on trains gets thumbs up from cyclists

Wellington cyclists are applauding the Regional Council's decision to remove the charge for taking a bicycle on local trains.

Yesterday, Greater Wellington’s Transport and Access committee announced it will remove the charge for bikes on trains from 1 July, to encourage the use of both active and public transport.

Cycle Aware Wellington member Claire Pascoe says it is a common-sense decision by Greater Wellington.

“As the price of petrol skyrockets, more people are looking to reduce their dependence on driving.”

“Making it easier to take bikes on trains is a step towards making Wellington a more resilient and sustainable place.”

“Our next priority is getting bike racks on buses, as they have been trialling in Christchurch.”


ENDS

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