Media Releases 2011
Free breakfast for cycling commuters
27 September 2011
Cyclists are encouraged to join in a free community breakfast at North Fitzroy’s Edinburgh Gardens to celebrate national Ride to Work Day on Wednesday 12 October.
The breakfast will feature prizes and giveaways, plus engraving by Victoria Police and free bike maintenance.
Yarra Mayor and Ride to Work Day Ambassador Cr Alison Clarke said the day provided an ideal opportunity for people to try out cycling to work for the first time.
“Ride to Work Day is not just for experienced cyclists – it’s a great chance for beginners to have a go and to learn from more experienced cyclists how to stay safe and enjoy their time on the roads," Cr Clarke said.
“According to Bicycle Network Victoria, people who cycle 10km to and from work each day save 1.3 tonnes of carbon emissions each year, so people can be certain that their choice to cycle will make a big difference to the environment,” she said.
“While more people in Yarra cycle to work than in any other Melbourne municipality, Council is keen to get more people on their bikes.
“We plan to do this by providing great infrastructure, this year investing $1.9 million in improving bike lanes on roads and in open spaces to make it easier for cyclists to get from A to B.”
Council’s Ride to Work Day celebrations will be held at the Edinburgh Gardens rotunda (Brunswick Street, North Fitzroy) on Wednesday 12 October from 7.30am – 9am.
For more information about Ride to Work Day and to register, visit Bicycle Network Victoria’s website – www.bv.com.au/general/ride-to-work/
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