There is a new Bike Hub in the city with secure bike storage, showers and toilets and you’re invited to use it for free.
WHAT? A community Bike Hub reclaiming road space and encouraging a more healthy and liveable Adelaide
WHEN? 23 January to 31 March
WHERE? South-west corner of Hindmarsh Square
Bicycle SA has for some time been looking for opportunities to establish a Bike Hub within the city. The Adelaide City Council’s Splash Adelaide Program provides just the right mix of ingredients. In fact, Council liked the idea so much they established a partnership with Bicycle SA to create something truly unique as part of their Splash Adelaide program – the Hindmarsh Square Bike Hub. The brilliant designers at Hassell Architects also thought it was a great project to get involved with and provided the design inspiration to make the space work for all users.
An important part of Bicycle SA’s advocacy work is showcasing the role that cycling plays in shaping a better city. So the Bike Hub will be a meeting place, an eating place, a talking place and a sharing place. And it’s not just for bike riders. From next week to the end of March the Bike Hub will be an activation point for the whole community and we’ll measure the number of users and visitors.
From 23 January to 31 March the Bike Hub will operate at Hindmarsh Square in the city, 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays). Run by Bike SA, the Bike Hub offers:
- Free secure sheltered bike storage
- Free showers and toilets (separate male and female)
- Free cloakroom facilities, where you can leave your cycling clothes
- Free City Bike hire
- Free maps and other bike information
- Free air!
- Plus coffee, food stalls, deck chairs, visual art exhibitions, bike demos, skills training, an outdoor cinema and table tennis, plus much more!
Operating throughout the day, the Bike Hub is free to access for anyone working in the city. You don’t have to book or subscribe, it’s a flexible programme offered on a first come, first serve basis. You can use the service occasionally or every day.
Located on the south-west quadrant of Hindmarsh Square outside the RAA building the Bike Hub is ideally situated for many businesses in the city.
Please spread the word and encourage your work colleagues to make use of this unique facility. The Bike Hub is especially useful for people riding to work who don’t already have adequate end of trip facilities.
Over the coming weeks you’ll see the Bike Hub evolve into a bustling hub of not just cycling activity, but also cultural and artistic programming. During the festival season there will be artists and makers fashioning the Bike Hub into an attractive centre-piece, underscoring the need for cycling facilities in the city.
Bike SA is proud to lead this initiative and we encourage CBD workers to make use of the Bike Hub, demonstrating the long-term need for end of trip facilities for the growing number of commuting cyclists. The more often you and your colleagues use the Bike Hub over the next ten weeks, the more we can advocate for permanent facilities.
If you would like to be part of the Bike Hub we welcome community, business and government organisations getting involved and being part of the discussion. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone 08 8168 9999
Fax 08 8168 9988
111 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000
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2012 Boileau VeloAdelaide – Ride up the Freeway – Get Sponsored for The Smith Family – 18 March – Adelaide
2012 Grand Slam Challenge #2 – 1 April – Mt Torrens
2012 Easter Cycle – 6 – 9 April – Moonta and Copper Coast
2012 Kona Dirty Weekend – 5 – 6 May – Cudlee Creek, near Adelaide