More Bike Racks and Lockers at the Train Station

The Princeton Junction train station now has more bike parking for our many bike commuters.

A new eight-locker unit has been added to the east side, near the first set of steps in the daily parking lot (with room to add more as needed), and four new bike racks have been added to the west side between the Trenton-bound tracks and the Dinky.

The WWBPA coordinated the project, which involved six entities, and managed the installation of the new concrete pads, which was contracted to Trenton’s Capital City Contracting Co. The lockers and racks were supplied by New Jersey Transit, and West Windsor Public Works handled the installations of both the lockers and racks. All of this was made possible through a four-way cost-sharing among the West Windsor Parking Authority, West Windsor Bike Fest, Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association (GMTMA), and the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance through its membership dues. Thanks, all, for helping make West Windsor a more bicycle-friendly community!

The racks were filled the day after they were installed, and the new lockers will help shrink the existing waiting list. Anyone wishing to rent a bike locker should contact GMTMA at 609-452-1491 x224. The cost is $7.50 per month for six months ($90 per year). Contracts are automatically renewable.

We are seeing more people biking to the train station. If you’d like to try it but need some help selecting a route, email us at wwbikeped@gmail.com

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “More Bike Racks and Lockers at the Train Station”

  1. JerryFoster says:

    Hey Andy, agreed the station is a great location for a Bikestation-type of indoor parking facility. I’m not a fan of the wire cage look of the Alewife facility, and would rather see an attractive indoor facility on the west (Rt 1) side of the tracks that also offered space for the cabbies to hang out (they currently set up a card table and chairs under a tree in the parking lot).

    The Alewife station is right on the Minuteman Bike Trail, so can offer transit connectivity to bicyclists from a wide area, even during the dark hours. Once we get trail connectivity to the D&R Canal Path we should see an increase in longer distance bike commuters using the station.

  2. This is a perfect example of a train station that needs something other than more lockers and bike racks. They are just way too space INEFFICIENT.

    PJCT needs a bicycle cage like the one at the one at the Alewife station in suburban Boston that the MBTA installed several years ago. A bike cage in the large locker area on the east side of the PJCT station would likely handle 500 bikes.

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