ETC Chairperson, Councillor Samantha Dunn has welcomed and endorsed a call by the Member of Legislative Council Brian Tee for bike parking facilities at the Doncaster Park and Ride.

Cr Dunn said that improved bike parking facilities was a great idea for the Doncaster Park and Ride and should also be considered at a number of train stations and interchanges across the eastern suburbs.

“We have seen firsthand the ramifications of the increased demand for public transport, overflowing car parks so its a great idea to give commuters the option of safely parking their bikes before they get on the train, tram or bus.

“If the state government are successful in delivering train like services with the Doncaster Area Rapid Transit service they will need more space for commuters to park.

“I hope the state government acts on Mr Tee’s request in Parliament yesterday and I encourage them to look further afield for other opportunities.

“The member councils in the ETC, Greater Dandenong, Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges will conduct an audit based on our on the ground knowledge and request more secure bike parking facilities” Cr Dunn concluded.