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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

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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