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Shannon Savage
Curtin University

Abandoned Bikes Get a Second Life

This story is related to Contribute towards a Bike Rescue program

Bikes that are abandoned on campus at Curtin University are held for months (this time it was over a year) and if they are not collected they are donated. Bikes for Humanity collect the bikes and take them to their warehouse where they will be given a new lease on life by volunteers. These bikes are then sent to remote communities, Africa, and some are sold at open days a few times a year to raise funds. It would be awesome to have a tag on a bike and know where it ends up.

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Shannon Savage
Curtin University

Ride2Curtin Breakfast

This story is related to National Ride2Work Day

Curtin University's annual Ride2Curtin event was this year held at the new Cycle Hub. The perfect weather and ideal location made for a successful and positive morning. Included in the events was the popular bike blender, free massages, eBikes to try out, circus bikes to ride,the Bike Dr repairing bikes, croissants and coffee, and an inspirational talk by prof netball player Larissa Willcox. Over 50 students and staff attended the event.

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Shannon Savage
Curtin University

E Bike Trial at Curtin University for Staff

In order to see if some small opportunities would reduce barriers to active transport commuting, Curtin University has teamed with a local eBike shop to offer 5 eBikes for a mini 5 week trial!

Participants will maintain a travel diary for one week prior, five weeks during, and one week after the trial to see if any behaviour change occurs. This is to include trips outside the journey to work. The trial will include the option of a folding eBike to make multi-modal trips easier as well.

The trial will be launched at theRide2Curtin breakfast on 11 October.


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Shannon Savage
Curtin University

Free trishaw rides on Open Day

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

Curtin University Open Day was held on 29 July. In order to not only add some fun to the day but to have some awareness of bicycles on campus, Peddle Perth were brought in to offer free rides to destinations on campus.

they were busy the entire day taking people to different buildings and especially to the Curtin FM station. The trishaws were such a success that we will be having them back for future events!

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Shannon Savage
Curtin University

Bike Parts Vending Machines

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Curtin University has 2 bike part vending machines on campus. They both contain spare parts such as bike tubes, lights, and U locks. One is located near the new cycle hub and includes items such as shampoo and other toiletries. The second one is located at the opposite end of campus that is quite popular for bike parking.

The most popular items seem to be the protein bars late at night! Nevertheless, at least people on bikes know there is somewhere to pick up a tube if they find themselves stranded with a flat on campus. They are both located near a bike repair stand as well.

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Shannon Savage
Curtin University

Bikes Allowed on CABS Buses at Curtin

This story is related to Promote public transport options

In order to facilitate the final leg of the journey, Curtin University came to an agreement with the provider of our CABS buses to allow bicycles on board. The CABS is a free bus service with four routes through the surrounding suburbs. After determining bike racks were not appropriate for the size of the bus (they are smaller than a PTA bus), it was agreed that if the bus was not too full that passengers could bring their bus on board.

It is hoped that this will assist students and staff with completing their journeys by active transport.

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Shannon Savage
Curtin University

Free Bike Lock Swap at Curtin

This story is related to Run a simple activity

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As an initiative to encourage students to ride to Curtin's Bentley campus, a small program to swap locks was implemented. If a student brought in a lock it could be swapped out for a U-lock. Theft is not a huge problem on campus but it does happen and most students use a very basic, easy to cut, lock. Forty locks were on offer with the offer being taken up quite quickly.

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