Making bikes visible to other staff

Jillian Woolmer
City of Cockburn
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Parking bikes in secure locations that are visible to other staff is a good way of promoting cycling further. People see the bikes and the bike riders and ask questions about riding to work or riding in the local area.

Emma, a new staff member, messaged me asking where she could leave her ebike if she rode it to work. I answered her questions and encouraged her to bring it inside so it was secure and mentioned that there was a powerpoint that she could use there if she brought her recharger. I took a photo the first day she rode in.

We have bike racks outside too but there are no powerpoints. Currently there are a few people that are riding regularly, rain or shine. It is always exciting to see a new bike arrive in the bike parking areas and trying to work out which staff member it belongs to.

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Kylie (Your Move)

Electric bikes really are great for the work commute aren't they? Does the City of Cockburn provide active travel information to all new staff members as part of their induction?

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Jillian

Hi Kylie, I have provided information to HR to give to all new staff members, but not all new staff have the same induction. Many casual staff and volunteers only have a local induction rather than the organisational induction. I am failrly well known within the workplace though, so people are generally advised to contact me if they need more information about travel options. Having a TravelSmart Officer on staff helps a lot. New staff in my area are always introduced to me as well.

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Kylie (Your Move)

Starting a new job is one of those 'golden You Move opportunities' where people are actually open to changing the mode they use to get to work. So that is great to hear you have included info in the induction pack and are the go-to person for travel tips.

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Justine (Your Move)

Just want to jump in and support what Kylie said about starting a new job being a Golden Opportunity; try searching for "mobility biographies" for more information. Also - love the cargo style panniers on the back on the bike!

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