UQ Bike Box (Offical Opening)

UQ Bike Box (Offical Opening)

Postby slarv » Tue May 15, 2012 10:24 am

Hi BNA,

UQ is opening some new end of trip facilities for cyclists, with a free breakfast, on May the 25th.

More Details here:
https://survey.its.uq.edu.au/checkbox/S ... 74cea007c1

The pricing for using the facilities seems very reasonable, considering what some people are paying for car parks on campus.
I am interested in seeing what the facilities are like, especially the workshop.

I am not associated with the project, just considering attending and thought I would share.

Regards,

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by BNA » Tue May 15, 2012 11:20 am

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Re: UQ Bike Box (Offical Opening)

Postby Undertow » Tue May 15, 2012 11:20 am

Maybe I'm blind but I couldn't see any pricing listed there.

How much does it cost?
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Re: UQ Bike Box (Offical Opening)

Postby elantra » Tue May 15, 2012 12:36 pm

Undertow wrote:Maybe I'm blind but I couldn't see any pricing listed there.

How much does it cost?


The breakfast is probably free :D but they want you to register if attending.
The bike box facilities will be one dollar per week, but there other "secure" bicycle storage rooms which are free of charge to uni staff or student.

details on this website. http://www.pf.uq.edu.au/cycling/endoftrip.html
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Re: UQ Bike Box (Offical Opening)

Postby slarv » Tue May 15, 2012 12:50 pm

elantra wrote:
Undertow wrote:Maybe I'm blind but I couldn't see any pricing listed there.

How much does it cost?


The breakfast is probably free :D but they want you to register if attending.
The bike box facilities will be one dollar per week, but there other "secure" bicycle storage rooms which are free of charge to uni staff or student.

details on this website. http://www.pf.uq.edu.au/cycling/endoftrip.html


The information does seem a bit ambigious, but this is the way I understood it:-
Opening Breakfast is free (rsvp for catering).
Usage of the bike box (bike racks, showers, etc) is free.
Access is given to anyone with a valid student or staff card, on application, for free.
Bag locker rental is $1 per week.

I could be wrong so it's worth looking into yourself.
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Re: UQ Bike Box (Offical Opening)

Postby ekib » Wed May 16, 2012 1:16 pm

The breakfast is probably free :D but they want you to register if attending.
The bike box facilities will be one dollar per week, but there other "secure" bicycle storage rooms which are free of charge to uni staff or student.


So use of the Bike Box is $52 per year which is very reasonable. Although then I checked how much to park a motorcycle on campus. $117.00 for the year. This seems really cheap for a motorcycle. Maybe the uni should increase the charge for motorcycle parking and further reduce the bike box parking.

I'm very impressed that the university has embraced the Bike Box concept and spend quite a deal of money on it. I guess my only minor gripe is that the location of it is not really close to anything. This negates one of the big advantages of bicycling. Being able to park really close to your destination. The Bike Box is at the same location as the multi=storey car parks.

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Re: UQ Bike Box (Offical Opening)

Postby slarv » Thu May 24, 2012 12:41 pm

Extract from an email sent out.
Good morning all,

A quick reminder that the UQ Ride to Uni Day is tomorrow! Thank you for registering to participate.

We've had over 240 registrations and expect a great turn out.

...


Hope there is enough food.
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