January 16, 2021

Bicycle storage pod in New Plymouth CBD under review after bikes stolen

Two bikes have been stolen from New Plymouth District Council’s bike pod in the CBD and a new locking system is being considered.

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Two bikes have been stolen from New Plymouth District Council’s bike pod in the CBD and a new locking system is being considered.

New Plymouth’s council is considering how to tackle vandalism at its $35,000 central city bike storage pod after two bikes were stolen and someone tried to set it alight.

Users of the pod are being asked whether they still need access and how often they use it, as the New Plymouth District Council is considering its use, and what options it has.

“We have had someone leaving rubbish and trying to set fire to something in the bike pod. We also had a couple of bikes taken over the lockdown period,” an email to users said.

“In the meantime, please ensure you lock your bike to the racks and do not leave overnight, as we cannot guarantee they are any more secure than a normal

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