Finding excuses to skip work or uni just got a whole lot harder for those attending RMIT’s city campus. Launched on 13 April 2016, RMIT’s new Bike Hub provides a vibrant space for students and employees to park their bikes.
The space, which was created in just two months, saw a street level car park refurbished and transformed into the Hub. Where once there were car spaces there are now spaces for 400 bikes. Additional features of the space include bike repair facilities, showers and lockers and even ironing boards and hair dryers. There are also gender neutral, accessible and baby change facilities making this a space that is truly accessible.
While the facility is only open to staff and students it’s a great example of how workplaces and education providers can encourage active travel and sustainable transport while making use of a tired and old space. With census data indicating that cycling’s popularity is continuing to rise (the City of Melbourne alone has seen a 70% increase in people getting to work by bike), creating Hubs like this one is a great addition to CBD.
If you’re thinking about getting on your bike remember cycling is a great way to support healthy living. Some of the benefits associated with bike riding include: