More bike racks and lockers

Work on a concrete pad for eight bike racks

Work on a concrete pad for eight bike racks

A number of groups, led by the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance, are funding the installation of additional bike racks and lockers at the Princeton Junction train station to alleviate the overcrowding there. Eight bike racks (room for 16 bikes) will be installed on a concrete pad in the triangle between the Trenton-bound and Dinky tracks, where two concrete pads for racks already exist. Another concrete pad, also for eight racks (16 bikes), will be added to the northbound side along the walkway to the Wallace Road parking lot (and next to bike lockers). Individual lockers for 10 bikes (in five gray containers) will be added along the Dinky tracks where a similar number of lockers already have placed. These should essentially eliminate a two-year waiting list.

The concrete pads were poured just before the snow came this weekend. New Jersey Transit is providing the racks and lockers. West Windsor Public Works is handling the installation, which will happen in early 2010.

The cost for the concrete pads, at just over $6,000, is being shared equally by the WBBPA, BikeFest, the West Windsor Parking Authority and Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association, which among other things manages the locker rentals. Those interested in renting a locker should call GMTMA at (609) 452-8988.

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