Facilities such as this are important to encourage cycling, especially at a high-traffic place such as Westfield Carindale.
It ‘should’ have more bikes in it than it does, but, like with so many healthy and environmentally friendly concepts, we need to un-learn many habits to make use of them.
I want Carindale Connect to help highlight local facilities and options like this that 1) locals may not know about or 2) need more promotion / questions answered to encourage people to make the transition to.
This is all you need to do to get your access card to the bike shelter:
1. Print off this form (PDF), complete (name, address a couple of boxes to tick) and sign.
2. Take the form with a) your photo ID, b) a bill with your name and address on it and c) $26 (refundable) to the Regional Business Centre at Carindale (Millennium Blvd) or another Brisbane City Council customer service centre / regional business centre.
Upon providing this information to the lady at the counter, it took about 5 minutes to get my card.
Other Brisbane City Council bike shelter locations:
- Westfield Garden City shopping centre busway station
- Westfield Chermside shopping centre, adjacent to the bus interchange
- Mt Ommaney shopping centre bus interchange
- Carindale Street, corner of Banchory Court opposite Westfield Carindale bus interchange
There’s discussion of a possible car park ‘n’ ride in Carindale. Would you consider cycling and parking your bike at the bike shelter and then getting on the bus to work etc? Would you consider cycling to the cinema, the library or your appointment/coffee at Carindale?
Tell us your thoughts about the bike shelter, if you use it (or are thinking about it) or any other local facilities you think we should spread the word about.