It takes effort to build a bike-friendly business.
He’s inspired me to think about the current state of affairs in Australia regarding:
- Commuting by bike
- What it means for a business to make their workplace bike- and commute-friendly
While there are many ingredients to a bike-friendly business, two are pretty important.
1. Dedicated bike lanes
Fortunately, I live in Canberra. This means I can commute to work with 95 percent of the route on dedicated bike paths. The jaw-dropping natural and built scenery are a bonus.
2. Bike-friendly facilities
PWC Indigenous Consulting is totally inspiring. It also has some great cycle- friendly facilities.
Without wanting you to get green with jealousy … check it out 🙂
Secure, lockable facilities
It’s fantastic to see bikes stored securely – on racks – indoors.
A simple ramp next to the flight of stairs makes transporting bikes easy.
Showers, toilets and lockers
You’d be surprised at the number of workplaces that don’t offer basic bike-friendly facilities like showers. These are nice to boot.
Shared bike equipment
Bike maintenance and quick fixes are simple with on-site tools, pumps and tubes.
A towel service!
Saddle up and behold a TOWEL SERVICE!!! Yep, you get a fresh towel every day. After you shower, you just pop it into the laundry …
I’d love to see your bike-friendly facilities … show me your photos in the comments, or post a photo on the CycleLifeHQ Facebook page.