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Bike lockers offered to LIRR commuters in Rockville Centre

The village of Rockville Centre announced Wednesday that six bicycle lockers are available for resident LIRR commuters on a first come, first served basis.

The lockers, provided by the New York State Department of Transportation, are in Parking Field 5 behind the police department, at the railroad station.

"With gas prices ... likely to rise even more, residents can now pedal to the railroad and leave their bicycles in a safe, secure location before getting on the train," said Mayor Francis X. Murray. "I think the lockers are a great addition to the village and provide our residents with a viable, healthy alternative for getting to and from the railroad."

Each locker fits a standard bicycle and helmet. Lockers are affordably priced, with a $40 key deposit refunded at the end of the one-year lease of $60.

Village spokeswoman Julie Scully said that "if this is a successful locker program, the village may seek additional ones."

Residents interested in obtaining a locker can call 516-678-9244.

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