New Zealand’s Wellington Airport has become the country’s first to install Locky Docks bicycle charging and locking stations.

Wellington has installed ten Locky Docks, which it says provide free and extremely safe parking. The charging and locking stations are created by New Zealand company Big Street Bikers.

Cameron Jackson, Wellington Airport’s head of transport, said: “The Locky Docks provide peace of mind so people can feel comfortable leaving a bike here while travelling.

“It makes cycling a more attractive option for travellers, and they’re also valuable for the several thousand staff who work across the airport precinct.”

The Locky Docks are located in Wellington Airport’s dedicated bicycle parking area, under cover on the ground floor near the terminal entry. A bike fix-it station with tools and a bike pump are also provided.

Big Street Bikers co-founder Cleve Cameron said: “Many people understandably feel nervous about leaving their bike unattended while travelling. Locky Docks are a great solution to this problem, removing a potential barrier and encouraging people to use a bike when previously they wouldn’t have thought to.

“There are 40 Locky Docks around New Zealand already. This is part of a planned 300 sites around the country, giving people more healthy and fun transport options while reducing emissions.”

Image: Wellington Airport