MP for Newtown Announces Boost for Inner City Cyclists

Media Release

Greens MP for Newtown Jenny Leong today announced a win for inner city cyclists and bike commuters, with confirmation of 50 secure bike spaces to be installed at Redfern Station.

This announcement is part of a NSW Government active transport initiative, which will install secure bike sheds at more than 40 train stations and transport interchanges around Sydney and surrounding regions.

Ms Leong said, "This is a fantastic initiative for people who ride to Redfern station every day, giving them free, secure bike storage.

“It’s recognition that bike riders are entitled to facilities like this as they are actively promoting healthy and sustainable commuter options and easing congestion on the roads.

“Redfern was one of nine locations chosen for delivery of a bike shed early in the New Year because of the high bike usage at this location. I am very pleased we have secured this facility for our inner city community.

“As we make it easier for people to ride around our city, more people are doing it. We need to ensure that as the number of people who ride continues to rise, the facilities available for them are expanded.

“Cyclists will be able to access these sheds for free using their OPAL cards – a great, innovative use of existing infrastructure.

“The Greens have long campaigned to make active, public transport an attractive option and the availability of these new bike sheds will make it much easier for bike riders to complete their commute using public transport,” she said.

The facilities are being delivered as part of the Bike and Ride initiative, which is identified in Sydney’s Cycling Future, Transport for NSW’s plan to make bicycle riding a feasible transport option.

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