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Great news for Hawke’s Bay cyclists

Media Release
10 September 2012

Great news for Hawke’s Bay cyclists

Hawke’s Bay’s cycling fraternity now has the option of taking the bus, with their bike.

Bike racks have been installed on 14 buses in the goBay fleet, on main routes.

The joint initiative between Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, the New Zealand Transport Agency and Go Bus Transport Ltd was planned for 2014; however an agreement was reached to install the racks immediately.

The racks can carry two bikes at a time. There will be no charge for bikes, but passengers will be responsible for loading and unloading their own bikes.

HBRC Transport Manager Carol Gilbertson says the bus bike racks will make public transport a practical travel option for even more people, who will now be able to cycle from the bus stop to their final destination, which may not be on the public transport network.

“There has been significant demand for this service, and that coupled with the increased number of pathways and cycle tracks meant it made sense to install the bike racks now,” says Mrs Gilbertson.

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