Lock, Shop and Latte
Shopping by bicycle is more convenient than ever thanks to the increasing number of bike parking spaces in local shopping strips throughout Yarra.
Council has installed an additional 218 bike parking spaces in shopping strips and popular café precincts over the last two years.
In 2014, 25 rails were installed in Brunswick Street (Fitzroy) and most recently, another 30 hoops were added in Queens Parade (Clifton Hill). Facilities in Swan Street and Bridge Road, Richmond will be reviewed in the 2014/15 financial year.
By providing more bike parking, Council wants to make it easier to for cyclists to get to shopping strips by bike and to park them conveniently so they do not clutter the footpath or disturb pedestrians.
In other words, we’re encouraging cyclists who visit shopping strips to dismount from their bikes and Lock, Shop and Latte!
Riding on the footpath is not only disruptive – it is also illegal. Only cyclists under 12 years of age, adults accompanying children under 12, and people with a medical certificate of exemption are permitted to cycle on the footpath.
Look out for the Lock, Shop and Latte logo around Yarra and for officers from Council’s sustainable transport team who will be out and about in shopping strips helping to spread the message.
Where would you like to Lock, Shop and Latte?
Council is keen to hear our community’s ideas for new bike parking. To suggest new locations for bike parking in shopping/café precincts and other locations, please complete the Bike Parking Request Form.
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Sustainable Transport Officer