How do you celebrate when you complete projects or reach milestones? I reward myself, to keep me motivated. The rewards vary - sometimes with something as simple as going for a bike ride.
Missing sections of path make it much harder for people to ride in the local area so I have applied for infrastructure grants to help more people ride to work, ride to the shops and ride to school. The paths were identified as part of our bike plan and I have been investigating them over the past year. I walk and ride the route, take photos, discuss with key stakeholders, determine what type of path is possible, develop maps and complete the application forms. Council approval is obtained from various areas along the way as well as other stakeholders. Permissions need to be granted and services located. It is a long process and that is just the concept design process. Detailed design is then required and the work needs to be prioritised and budgeted for. Funds need to be obtained and a WABN grant can help with obtaining up to 50% of the cost. Completing a WA Bicycle Network Expression of Interest grant application is a milestone in a long process so I like to reward myself for doing so and will be having a flexi day off to celebrate, after submitting my applications yesterday. It is very gratifying to walk or ride along a path that you have been involved with creating, especially when you see local residents enjoying it as well.
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