02 Feb 23 | By pp-admin
Hating the slog through traffic and the hassle of parking?
Pressed for time?
Want to get some fresh air and exercise?
Thinking it’s too far to ride to work?
If you live in the Gungahlin area, have you thought about riding from home to the recently completed Well Station Drive Park and Ride and then catching the light rail to Civic?
It’s on the corner of Well Station Drive and Flemington Road. It has a covered bike shelter – with a bench to sit on to change your shoes if you like (or catch your breath if you need!) – and is just a two minute walk across the road to the Wells Station light rail stop. From there, the light rail gets you to Civic in smooth and air-conditioned comfort in just 17 minutes. During peak hours, it runs every 5 or 6 minutes, every 10 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes after 6pm.
If the location of the new shelter doesn’t suit you, most light rail stations and some bus park and ride facilities across Canberra have racks for bike parking – you can find a map of locations here – giving you the option of making part of your commute by cycle. In addition, there are free car parks for cyclists at Park & Pedal locations at:
- Lindsay Pryor National Arboretum Carpark
- Caswell Drive, Glenloch Interchange
- Hackett Shops, Hackett Place or Kellaway Street, Hackett and
- Palmerville Heritage Park.
And of course, your bike can also come with you onto the light rail and on some buses.
Imagine how good you will feel getting a bit of exercise on your way to work and on your way home, letting the challenges of the day drift away on the breeze as you pedal those last few kilometres home. A great alternative to feeling frazzled by the time you get home from driving in peak-hour traffic all the way.
So give it a try. The weather is great. Being on a bike is great. Your heart will love you for it. And, as an added benefit, you’ll be saving on petrol and car parking costs.