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National Australia Bank - 500 Bourke Street
As a carbon neutral business with a strong focus on staff well-being NAB actively supports employees seeking alternative commuting methods - walking, cycling, and public transport. Following the completion of the sustainable refurbishment at 500 Bourke Street our onsite facilities now include a secure bike cage with over 300 spaces, 30 showers and 400 lockers.The Bike Parking Experts were involved with the initial consultation process. Their experience and recommendations resulted in using a combination of Ned Kelly bike rails and floor mounted rails.
Council House 2
The new Melbourne City Council Building next to the Town Hall in Little Collins St, has chosen our parking rails for their bike parking
CH2 is the first building in Australia to be awarded the Green Building Council's 6 star award for design. The Age reports (6 May 2006) that the building is 'set for 6 stars for construction and fit out'. The six-star rating indicates the Green Building Council has awarded the building 'World Leadership' status.
Bicycle Network Victoria has joined the Green Building Council and we will be promoting our parking solutions to those in the building industry interested in improving their star rating.
The rating measures a number of factors including 'the reduction of demand for individual cars by both discouraging car commuting and encouraging use of alternative transportation.'
The floor plan of the building includes parking for 21 car spaces and 65 bike rails. The Ned Kellys will be mounted on the perimeter wall but will not be in a cage.
Positives about the design include a clothes locker room next to the rails and easy access to the parking from the ramp up from the street.
It will be interesting to see how the bike parking at CH2 evolves as it is used. The users may wish to cage off the parking and, if it is really popular, the bike parking may displace some of the car parking, further raising the building's rating.
Collins Street: The keen bike riders at the Department of Transport (DOT) ushered in 2003 with a new bicycle parking facility installed by Bicycle Network Victoria. Fast forward to 2009 and rider numbers continue to grow as does bike parking.
Aerospace industry gets into bike parking: Boeing, British Aerospace and Hawker de Havilland have all recently engaged Bicycle Network Victoria's Bicycle Parking Experts
ANZ Tower - Collins St Melbourne: An increase in riders meant an increase in bike parking
Coles Head Office - Tooronga: Staff at Coles' Tooronga Headquarters have 120 new bike parking spaces and sophisticated access in and out of the bike park.
Ease-of-use is critical to good bike parking: The Southern Cross building at 121 Exhibition St, Melbourne has increased its capacity with bike parking for 320 riders.
HMAS Apartments: During the winter of 2001, Property Essentials (a property managing company) called the Bike Parking Experts in to check out the HMAS Apartments at 1 Beach St Port Melbourne
Moonee Valley City Council - on street parking: Another 32 bike parking spaces have been installed in the City of Moonee Valley
More bike parking at VicRoads: VicRoads have responded to growing demand from staff and boosted the bike parking at their Kew HQ.
Origin: Origin's move to Collins St allowed them to include a bike parking facility in the building refit work.
Oxfam Australia - Carlton, Victoria: Environmental sustainability is part of Oxfam's vision, so encouraging staff to ride to their new headquaters seemed logical.
RACV bike parking: The Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) has catered for the needs of Victoria's driving public for many years. They also cater for the bike parking needs of their staff in their CBD building
Richmond Recreation Centre: A lack of suitable bike parking rails saw the Richmond Recreation Centre put in a 'rescue' call to the Bike Parking Experts.
Royal Children's Hospital: The Royal Children's Hospital opened its new bicycle parking facility in early 2001
Southgate: The need for a dedicated bike parking facility became apparent as the number of Southgate workers who cycled to work increased.
St Kilda Primary School: St Kilda Primary have the new improved Anaconda bike parking rails installed on their school grounds.
Waterfront City - Docklands, Melbourne: Staff and vistors to Waterfront City in Docklands, Melbourne will have access to approximately 230 bike parking spaces when this new development is finished. The 2nd stage is due for completion in 2008.