These are recent media releases related to my electorate of Murrumbidgee.
My Ministerial media releases are published in full here.
Mr Chris Steel MLA and Ms Bec Cody MLA, on behalf of Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris, today announced an expansion of the ACT Bike Stop program and the 16 participating businesses.
Bike Stops are local businesses who provide a range of facilities for bike riders – both locals and visitors.
“The types of facilities provided by each business varies, but might include access to toilets, showers and change rooms, bag storage, water refill and tyre pumps, among other services,” Member for Murrumbidgee Chris Steel said.
Ms Bec Cody, also a Member for Murrumbidgee, applauded the number and range of businesses who are participating in the program.
“Local cafes, bike stores, independent grocers, the Belconnen Community Centre and local and national institutions have all opened up their doors to welcome cyclists in to access services and facilities,” Ms Cody said.
“With warmer weather and longer daylight hours, now is a great time for Canberrans to get back on their bikes. We’ve made it even easier by providing better access to mid and end of trip facilities, while also fostering stronger ties for Government and the cycling community with local businesses. It’s a win-win!”
Mr Steel agreed, stating that the program will help local businesses attract new customers.
“This program will allow local business to show their support for a vision of Canberra as a safer, more vibrant and more livable city,” Mr Steel said.
Participating businesses are identified through the online mapping platform provided by CycleLifeHQ, with detailed information about the services offered at each one. Further information is also available on Transport Canberra’s Active Travel website. Businesses are also identified through shop front window stickers.
With today’s launch of the program, the participating businesses are now ready and open to welcome cyclists.
The program not only helps cyclists to access mid-trip and end of trip facilities but also helps to build Canberra’s reputation as Australia’s cycling capital, further enhancing our image and brand as bike friendly for both visitors and locals.
The ACT Government continues to welcome additional businesses to participate in the program. Further information is available at https://www.transport.act.gov.au/getting-around/active-travel/active-travel-for-the-community/bike-stops