NEW security measures are being installed at Metro and bus stations for cyclists who use public transport.
The investment by Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, will double the number of stations with cycle storage, with 59 out of 60 set to have facilities at or near the station entrance.
More than 50 Streetpods have so far been installed at 14 Metro stations, out of 300 that will be installed at the 59 stops.
As well as Metro stations, they are to be installed at five bus stations, including Concord in Washington and Hetton.
Nexus plans to use funding from the Government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund to introduce larger secure cycle storage at major transport interchanges from next year.
Passengers can already travel on Metro with bikes that can be folded.