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Sam Jamieson
City Of Vincent

Ride2Work Bike Market

Continuing the promotion of Ride2Work day the City hosted a bike swap/market in Barlee Street Carpark. This event is held in conjunction with Bikes For Humanity (WA) and all the stall fees were donated to them.

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The market is held every six months and at each market the car park is closed off first thing in the morning and sellers can reserve as many bays as they want to sell their wares, which can be anything from second hand bikes, classic roadbikes, vintage parts, odds and ends etc. Each bay costs a seller $10 and we had 27 reserved.

The event is advertised alongside our Bike Breakfast on social media, City website, at local bikeshops and on banners. This year we also asks local school to promote the event and ensured that Bikes For Humanity brought extra children's bikes. We also had Bikewise deliver some balance bike taster sessions which were a big hit for everyone involved and helped draw more families to the event.

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Sam Jamieson
City Of Vincent

Ride2Work Bike Maintenance Pop-ups

This story is related to BikeDr Pit-Stop

BikeDr have been touring Vincent again setting up their fantastic bike maintenance station at 4 locations across the City over the last 4 weeks. Over 50 cyclists stopped to have their bikes checked and minor repairs made. This varied from tweaks to brakes and gears to new chains.

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Tuesday 1st October 7am - 9am Palmerston Street (Brisbane St end)

Tuesday 8th October 7am - 9am City of Vincent Library Loftus St

Tuesday 15th October 7am - 9am Banks Reserve Pavilion, off Joel Terrace

Tuesday 22nd October 7am - 9am Bourke Street, Principal Shared Path

Each location attracted a different number of cyclists but the most popular was of course Bourke Street thanks to it's proximity to the PSP. This year we added in a pop-up at the City of Vincent Library to encourage riders to use the new shared path on Loftus St.

BikeDr have a mobile repair station based out of an electric cargo bike and can be booked through: https://www.bikedr.com.au/. These sessions cost $250 an hour but if well located can engage a good number of cyclists!

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Sam Jamieson
City Of Vincent

Ride to Work Breakfast

This story is related to Hold a breakfast event

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The City held a breakfast at Oxford Street Reserve for cyclist as part of national Ride2Work Day. People that cycled to the event were able to grab a free coffee, some breakfast from the BBQ or fruit and yoghurt if they wanted something lighter. Trek Cycles from Leederville were also at the event to check over people bikes before they headed off to work.

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The event was a huge success with ~150 people turning up and plenty of positive feedback. It was a great way to reward those that cycle regularly as well as encourage new riders. It also gave us an opportunity to meet cyclists in the city and promote the other work we do. We got a fair bit of interest in cycle lessons from new riders so will be following this up soon. WA Police also used the event as part of their soft launch for the new Bikelinc platform and did an amazing job of engaging with participants.

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The event was publicised through our Active Transport mailing list, social media and a banner at the reserve, which seemed to work well with over 100 RSVPs.

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Sam Jamieson
City Of Vincent

WA Bike Month

This story is related to Get involved in Bike Month

The City is taking part in WA Bike Month and so far we have had 12 members of staff sign up. As well as the prizes on offer through Bike Month we are drawing one winner each week from all staff that have logged at least one ride, they will receive a $10 coffee voucher. At the end of the month the the rider with the most points will receive a full service from Bike Dr. Second place will receive a weeks worth of coffees delivered to your desk by a director (this seems to be more popular at the moment!).

The start of Bike Month coincides with our Breakfast Rumble for November so will be launched then with double points for anyone that cycles.

We are also sharing WA Bike Month on social media to encourage residents to take part and have been promoted the challenge at all our Ride2Work events last week.

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Sam Jamieson
City Of Vincent

Vincent Car Free Day

This story is related to Hold a breakfast event

The City of Vincent held it's own small car free day today (25th September) to tie in with World Car Free Day last Sunday. Staff were asked to leave the car at home for the day and pledge to be car free. All staff that made the pledge were invited to a morning tea and were entered into a prize draw to win $100/$50/$10 worth of vouchers (some of which were helpfully bought from the rewards shop!).

The day was advertised around our office and on our intranet. To pledge to be car free there was a simple form to fill in on our website.

In total we had 25 staff make the pledge, a large portion of whom would normally drive.

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The day was obviously supposed to help encourage staff to give up their car and try out a new mode of transport but we also wanted to raise awareness of Car Free Day in general. The hope is that next year we will be able to plan a larger event including road closures (we didn't have enough lead time this year).

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Sam Jamieson
City Of Vincent

One to One Cycle Sessions for staff

This story is related to Start a Bike Buddy scheme

City of Vincent staff can now book a free one to one cycling session with BikeWise.

During this session an instructor will ride their commute to work with them and help them get over any small barriers stopping them from riding.
Bikewise call staff prior to the session to assess their ability and arrange a time and place to meet. The instructor then plans a safe journey to work based on this. On the day of the session the instructor meets the participant at their home and rides the route with them. They will stop at any tricky locations and junctions and show the participant how to safely navigate it. Once at work the Bikewise instructor is available to answer any questions at all and leaves the participant with a map of their route.

Staff can book these sessions through a short survey on our intranet. A month after they complete the session staff receive a second survey to help us evaluate the effectiveness of the scheme. These sessions are currently a trial with only a few sessions available but if they are popular then they will become a permanent fixture.

We have had one participant so far and received some great feedback: I had been thinking about cycling to work for a while, but I was so apprehensive about all the little details that I kept putting it off. Patrick is really friendly and made me feel at ease despite the fact I hadn’t cycled in a long time. He showed me the best route to take to work, talked me through all the safety points, and answered all my questions. I felt a lot more confident after this session and I now cycle to work once or twice a week, with a goal to increase this in future. I would recommend these sessions to anyone considering cycling to work in the future

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Sam Jamieson
City Of Vincent

Bike Week Bike Market

Bike week saw the return of City of Vincent's Bike Market. Sellers set up over 20 stalls selling an amazing array of bikes and accessories. Bikes for Humanity brought a large array of bikes, tasty coffee was provided by Pedaling Beans Coffee and their brilliant cargo bike as well as numerous other stalls.

Lucky members of the public got a bargain upgrade to their bike, found that elusive part they were missing or just enjoyed seeing what was on offer.

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The market was also a great oppurtunity for the City to share information about it's Bike Network Plan and highlight some of the great new cycle routes through the city and hopefully help people swap their car out for their bike!

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Sam Jamieson
City Of Vincent

Bike Maintenance Pop-ups

This story is related to BikeDr Pit-Stop

Free Bike Dr checkups were offered to commuters riding to work in the lead up to bike week. Hard working bike doctors traveled the City fixing small problems and diagnosing bigger ones to make sure that everyones bikes were safe to ride.

Four check ups were held over two weeks:
Tuesday 19th Feb - Palmerston Street
Thursday 21st Feb - Loftus Street
Wednesday 27th Feb - Weld Square
Friday 1 March - Bourke Street/PSP

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Sam Jamieson
City Of Vincent

City of Vincent Bike Maintenance Course

This story is related to Bike skills workshop (1)

Two bike maintenance courses were held at the City's main office for staff and members of the public on March 9th and March 16th. BikeDr's experienced staff popped down to teach participants how to look after their bikes, looking at:

- realign brakes
- Adjust gears
- Fix a puncture
- Change a tyre

After some hard work and enjoyable coffee breaks all the participants went away much more confident in giving their bikes a healthy tune up.

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Sam Jamieson
City Of Vincent

Access Guides provided for new staff

This story is related to Promote active travel options to new staff

YourMove access guides will now be sent to all new starters as part of their welcome pack. In the past staff have only received starter forms and an application for a parking permit. By sending the YourMove access guide the City is letting new staff know that active transport is encouraged and that there are lots of options for alternative modes.

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Francois Sauzier
City Of Vincent

Activate the infrastructure!

This story is related to Encourage visitors to arrive by active travel

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The Fathering Project - Mountain Goats (Mount Hawthorn chapter) did a fantastic bike ride from Axford Park in Mount Hawthorn to Leederville Oval last Saturday. They rode along the Safe Active Streets Shakespeare Street bike boulevard and then spent the afternoon playing games and winning cool YOUR MOVE prizes! Talk about activation!

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Francois Sauzier
City Of Vincent

Go shopping in the Rewards shop!

This story is related to Run an event

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YAHOO! We have a community group doing a bike ride on the Shakespeare Street Safe Active Streets project this weekend. There will be lots of kids attending so we went shopping for some prizes in the Your Move shop. 'Activating the project' some people call it, but we reckon it's just fun riding!

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Francois Sauzier
City Of Vincent

Connecting schools access guides

This story is related to Apply for a grant

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The City of Vincent applied for a Connecting Schools Grant last year and have been working with three of our local schools to deliver access guides! It involved a couple of planning sessions and working with each school to determine walking and cycling routes. So great that these three guides have now been completed and are ready to be distributed either online or in printed format within each school community.

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Francois Sauzier
City Of Vincent

Host a Staff Breakfast

This story is related to Walking, Cycling, Active Transport Challenges

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On the first Friday of every month, our workplace hosts the Vincent Staff Active Transport breakfast rumble, which challenges people to cycle, walk, take public transport, carpool or skate to work. We put on a delicious breakfast and staff earn points for each mode - vouchers are won quarterly and then there is the coveted Active Transport Award for each category, given out every 12 months! Anita (pictured) is a standout participant, selling her car and buying an e-bike to ride to the train station. Even those who can't attend say that they are inspired to ride or catch public transport on the weekends. Compliments to the chef!

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Francois Sauzier
City Of Vincent

Use points to get an Access Guide

This story is related to Create an access guide

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The City Of Vincent loaded up our recyclable online shopping bag with a funky new Access Guide for our Administration Building. This is a great resource which we will have on our City's home webpage to encourage potential visitors to the City's buildings to use Active Transport to come for meetings or get to the Library etc. I love shopping!

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Francois Sauzier
City Of Vincent

Bike Breakfast 2018 in Vincent

This story is related to Survey the users

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Vincent's bike breaky was a riot of bikes, kids riding to schools, snags in buns, coffee and mechanics. So good to have the Mayor and Councillors along too! We got lots of surveys done with people recommending a range of facilities and services they'd like to see more of in Vincent. Now this is consultation with catering!!

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Francois Sauzier
City Of Vincent

Bike Wash in Vincent

This story is related to Promote active travel

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It's a big YAY to the weather gods for BW2018! Vincent's Bike Wash was a riot of bubbles and wipe downs - the Bike DR boys were flatout cleaning peoples bikes and doing minor repairs as people rode home along the Mitchell Fway PSP! We love events like these and it's so great to be part of the broader BIKE WEEK fun!

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Francois Sauzier
City Of Vincent

Bike Maintenance and ducks!

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City of Vincent had the Bike Dr crew doing pit stop repairs this week at Banks Reserve with all manner of riders having to dodge the ducks on the riverside path on their way to work. People said that the popups helped them to better understand their bikes and the maintenance tips were great. Popups provide a great chance to chat with locals about improvements to the bike network!

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Francois Sauzier
City Of Vincent

Bike repair station saves the day!

This story is related to Create a bicycle user group (BUG)

So good to hear about infrastructure being used! Pat and Terry from Innaloo, wrote in to say that while out cycling in West Perth last week, they had a flat tyre. Remembering that they had seen a Bike Repair Station at Oxford Reserve in Leederville at the 2017 Ride to Work breakfast, they hightailed it there and used the tools and pump to spring their bike back to life!
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Francois Sauzier
City Of Vincent

Safe Active Streets - Shakespeare Street Stage 2 Approved

This story is related to Contribute towards a Bike Rescue program

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At last week's City of Vincent Council meeting, the Council approved progressing the design and consultation phases of the Stage 2 of the Shakespeare Street Bike Boulevard in Mount Hawthorn. The changes on the street will lead to overall street upgrades, safer intersections and also more trees. Should look great and be much more pleasant for all users!

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Francois Sauzier
City Of Vincent

Shakespeare Street Bike Boulevard Stage 2 Approved

This story is related to Travel Survey

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Last week, Vincent Council approved the investigation of the Shakespeare Street Stage 2 Bike Boulevard - extending the treatments from Scarborough Beach Road in Mount Hawthorn through to Richmond Street in Leederville, with the Department of Transport providing funding. This will really help to complete connections and provide a sensational 30kmh ride past Aranmore College through to Medibank stadium and on to the City. COOL!

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Francois Sauzier
City Of Vincent

Bike repair stations go crazy!

This story is related to Apply for a grant

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The City of Vincent was very lucky to access a Stronger Communities grant to install some new bike repair stations, bringing the total number to 10 stations in Vincent! They have been added onto bike routes (Palmerston Street, Scarborough Beach Road) and some major destinations. Here they are in all their shiny glory.....

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