Cycling in Sydney Australia
Sorry meant to add -> it is inside a garage requiring key access, so I am excluding the free available ones on the "street"
I don't know anyone who does, its all about being green these days.
I don't pay, my wife doesn't pay, my brother doesn't pay (and that's 3 different workplaces)
btw how much are they asking?
35 per month plus GST
Maybe chase it up with the council (CoS?)
Parramatta secure parking is $20/month See : http://www.sydneycyclist.com/forum/topics/new-secure-bike-parking-in
If it's secure, it seems fair enough.
Also do you have non-secure options if you need them?
For alternative secure parking, CityRail (not all stations) for example, hires out their green lockers for $50 for 3 Months -> https://appln.transport.nsw.gov.au/bikelockers/faces/jsp/public/hom...
Or even better, if you are near Goulburn Street Parking Station, in the city for a $20 deposit you get free secure parking. See : http://bikesydney.org/new10/?p=1605
oh and to answer your question, I don't pay for my parking that is in the office basement, but it's just a rack.
I don't pay... but the bike parking for my large hospital consists of two loops covered in pigeon $#!t near the industrial bins... If they made me pay, I'd drive.
Nope, we don't pay. However, my Employer pays a lot to rent the space in the building, and that includes access to the bike racks/showers etc. So, while I do not personally pay for it, I am sure it is factored into the lease costs. That my employer does not pass these costs along (like they do with car parking) might be because the building management does not explicitly charge for bicycle parking. Perhaps the DA for th site does not allow them to (if they want a green rated building).
Nup. And if we did, I'd ask that drivers paid the same. It costs $1800 to rent out undercover (as in they have a roof over them, not as in covert agent) car parks; we took two of them out to create a secure bike cage that could accommodate ~20 bikes. So charge me $90 p.a. if you must.
Sounds like the exception rather than the rule. Press them and ask them why they are taking such a backward step, most businesses would be placing incentives for those wishing to be green/healthy. A bit like Novartis...
this is ridiculous.....i havent had to pay at my last 2 work places....it's about happy staff....they should pay you for riding in....
Bike parking is free and provided by my employer along with showers and changerooms. I assume, like Paul, that this is part of the tenants agreement with the building owners. I think it helped that my company owned the building when they moved into it, and were the only tenant when they sold it.
At my previous job, we had no bike parking, but as with my current office there is a hotel and the car park is run by a privately owned firm. A couple of us used to lock our bikes out the front of the building. Just before I changed jobs, one of hotel managers saw me locking my bike up, and asked if he arranged an alternate spot in the parking garage, would we consider not leaving the bikes out the front. His boss didn't like the bikes out the front of the hotel. Never got to see if he followed through with his offer.