Simplified GoCard integrated bicycle parking at public transport hubs

Eligibility - Queensland residents
Principal Petitioner:
Chris Cox
8 Jeetho Street
Total Signatures - 369
Sponsoring Member: Mr Michael Berkman MP
Posting Date: 1/6/2018
Closing Date: 14/9/2018
Tabled Date: 18/9/2018
Responded By: Hon Mark Bailey MP on 18/10/2018
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the need for adequate, accessible, convenient, sheltered and secure parking for bicycles at public transport stations across the TransLink network. More people cycling to public transport stations instead of driving will help reduce local congestion and the problems caused by commuters parking in local streets and business carparks. It will also reduce the need for provision of specific commuter car parking which is expensive to build (costing up to $70,000 per parking space for construction alone), and is an inequitable use of public land.

The Queensland Cycling Strategy includes actions (1.16, 1.17, 1.18) to audit bicycle facilities, develop a strategy to improve provision of bicycle facilities and improve the online booking experience for secure bicycle parking across the Queensland Rail CityTrain network. However, this ignores other modes of transport on the TransLink network including Gold Coast Light Rail, buses and ferries. Notably, other Australian cities, including Perth and Sydney, have integrated booking of secure bicycle parking with their GoCard equivalent ticketing system, including no deposit registration.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to ensure a solution is developed for secure bicycle parking with no deposit registration, integrated GoCard ticketing, that is extendable to other TransLink services beyond CityTrain and useable at any secure bicycle parking facility; and to ensure that new or upgraded casual, unsecured bike parking is sheltered and conveniently located at stations to maximize use by local residents.