The fancy SmartRider access reader is still not operational, so they did the same thing they have done at many other stations – just propped the door open. I’d say about 60% of bike commuters at Maylands are using the cage, while the rest are still awkwardly locking their bikes to fences. I think the people still locking their bikes to the fence are scared they will come back and the cage will be locked. At least there are no more bikes parked on the wrong side of the fence jutting on to the path.
We are having a wet spring so far, so the bike numbers are not high. The most I have counted in the shed is 3 – and 2 chained to the fence that day. There are still some old bike lockers at this station as well (I think 6?) and these tend to fill up first as they offer the highest level of security for the bike and it’s components.