09 April 2013

Cycling Initiatives

Council is currently working on two projects to promote bike riding and sustainable transport choices within our area.

Travelling Well
Over the past three weeks, we have been collecting stories from people travelling to work in the morning. The final sessions for this part of the project will be occurring next week at Unley Shopping Centre (15 April), Cnr Porter St and Greenhill Rd (16 April), and Cnr King William Rd and the western commuter route (17 April). Through these sessions we are finding out what form of transport people are using to travel to work, why they choose the modes of transports they use and how they feel about the different forms of transport. After the sessions next week, the stories collected through this process will be shared with the community through the Travelling Well Your Say page (http://yoursay.unley.sa.gov.au/travel-smart-project) and will also be used to inform the development of the new Sustainability Strategy and Plan.

Unley Cycle2City Pilot
As part of the Travel Smart grant we received from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) in 2009/10, we will be piloting a bike bus (Unley Cycle2City) to encourage residents who work in the CBD to ride their bike to and from work. We are currently seeking people interested in being cycling leaders or participants. This opportunity is being promoted through the Unley website and the Unley Life messenger column. Please feel free to promote this through your networks as well.

To find out more about either of these projects, or to register your interest in participating in the Cycle2City Pilot, please visit http://yoursay.unley.sa.gov.au/travel-smart-project, or contact me on 8372 5118 or by return email.

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