The GO station in Burlington is pretty isolated, and while there is a public transit stop at the station, the addition of more secure bicycle parking is a great idea.
I parked my bike for a few hours at the Port Credit GO station one night, beside me were a few bikes with unlocked quick-release seats and wheels. I'm not sure about overnight, but all the parts and bikes were still there around midnight... the bike parking is well lit, which helps.
GO unveils rush-hour bike parking
Starting at Hamilton and Burlington stations
September 18, 2009
A new GO Transit pilot project in Hamilton and Burlington will allow cyclists a secure place to park their bikes when travelling by GO train or bus during rush hour.
Cyclists can currently take their bikes with them on buses (on racks in front) and trains, but not during rush hour. They can also park their bikes at outside unsecured bike racks.
The $85,000 new pilot gives cyclists the opportunity to double lock their bikes -- first onto an individual bike rack, and secondly in a glassed-in room that is locked and accessible only through a microchipped security key mechanism.
The secure bike parking is available for $50 a year starting Oct. 1 and can be obtained through applications available on GO’s website, at the Hamilton and Burlington GO stations, and at Toronto’s Union Station customer service.
The Hamilton station has 25 parking spots and there are 20 in Burlington.