If you live too far from work, have you thought about combining your bike ride with a train journey?
An oft-uttered excuse for leaving the bike at home on workdays is distance. “I’d love to ride, but you try cycling to work from Burns Beach into the Perth CBD – that’s a long way!”
But more and more people are discovering that it doesn’t have to be that way, and have begun travelling for part of their journey by car and cycling the rest or cycling to the train station.
PART WAY IS OK!
Why not stick the bike on the back of the car and drive part way into the office. You can park your car in a quiet local street (so no parking fees) and then cycle the last few kilometres to work.
And as you confidence, ability and fitness improve you can reduce the distance you drive and increase the length of your ride.
TRANSPERTH BIKE SHELTERS
Riding to the train station is a great way to get started. More and more train stations have secure Bike Shelters which work with your Smartrider.
Visit here to find out how to register your Smartrider card for Transperth’s Bike Shelters and you should bring a good quality bike lock to secure your bike.
To view the bike facilities and locations at your station HERE>>
BIKES ON TRANSPERTH SERVICES
Transperth welcomes bicycles on trains and ferries however, there are times when bikes are not permitted due to capacity constraints. Peak periods are a follows:
· Morning peak services between 7.00am and 9.00am (Weekdays only)
Bikes are not permitted on train services travelling towards Perth city between the hours of 7.00am and 9.00am.
– Afternoon peak services between 4.30pm and 6.30pm (Weekdays only)
Bikes are not permitted on train services travelling away from Perth city between the hours of 4.30pm and 6.30pm.
Bikes cannot depart or pass through Perth, Perth Underground or Esplanade Stations in any direction during the above peak periods.
If you wish to travel from Perth, Perth Underground or Esplanade stations with your bike during the morning peak, you will need to ride to City West, Canning Bridge, Leederville or McIver stations and board from there.\
Visit the Transperth website for all the details on the rules and regulations in relation to Transperth services (including buses and ferries).
Download the Transperth guide to using your bike on Transperth services (PDF).