I went on my bike to the launch of the new bike locking system called “Locky Dock”. IT is a really interesting piece of technology which enable bike riders to lock their bike in a way which is safe.
It was good to hear Associate Minister of Transport Julie-Anne Genter speak with such enthusiasm for cycling. It’s hard to not be impressed by a woman who cycled to the Maternity Hospital to have her baby! I guess it was done in the old days, but now it’s pretty exceptional.
The Press reported:
The first wave of a national network of free secure bike parking has launched in Christchurch.
Ten “Locky Dock” sites of five to 10 free-to-use locking bike stands are now available across the central city. They are locked or unlocked using an app, and an 11th site will be running by the end of June.
Each lock also offers a power outlet where electric bike riders can charge their ride for free, as long as they bring a charger. CCTV cameras will be set up at each dock as extra security. The docks can be used by those with electric or regular bikes, as well as electric scooters.
Here’s the Associate Minister locking her bike into the dock.