Bikes on Buses Benefits O’Keefe and Maldon Rail Trails
Posted on 05/02/22
Victorian Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll announced that cyclists can soon bring their bicycles when travelling on local bus routes in Bendigo, Castlemaine and Heathcote, thanks to the extension of the state government’s Bikes on Buses initiative.
In a win for locals and tourists, bike racks will be installed on all buses travelling 14 local routes in Bendigo, the Bendigo to Heathcote route and all buses travelling six local routes in Castlemaine.
Bikes can be safely secured on racks at the front of the bus, which will hold two at a time, while all operators and bus drivers on the routes will complete training to assist passengers in bringing their two-wheel rides on board.
The newly introduced feature will provide cyclists with additional transport options throughout the region and offer more accessible connections to popular local recreational trails, including the Castlemaine-Maldon Rail Trail, The Goldfields Track, O’Keefe Rail Trail and Bendigo Creek Trail.
Thanks to the Friends of the Bendigo Kilmore Rail Trail for getting the government to include buses servicing the O’Keefe Rail Rail.
The bike racks are expected to be installed on buses from early 2022.
For more information, visit ptv.vic.gov.au/busyourbike.
If you are wondering how it works check out the PTV video below.