The RACV is the latest organisation to make a big investment in active travel, unveiling a state of the art mobility hub in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD today.
Located at the RACV Club on Bourke Street, the premium end-of-trip facility is aimed at encouraging club members, building tenants and staff to increase their daily dose of physical activity.
Following the removal of 24 car parking spaces, the RACV mobility hub hosts 170 secure bike parking rails, 400 lockers, showers, a bicycle maintenance stand, ebike charging station, towel service and a cycle-friendly vending machine (see images below).
Bicycle Network played a key role in consulting and supporting the RACV in the early designs of the mobility hub.
With the opening of their mobility hub, the RACV now joins many businesses across Australia who are making solid commitments, not just in terms of investment in bike riding facilities, but also in supportive active travel policies and programs for their staff, members and tenants.
RACV Manager of Roads and Traffic Dave Jones said "The mobility hub gives people more options for how they travel to and from the city, or enjoy lunchtime activities. It will be used by riders, runners and walkers. Riders may be on bicycles, eBikes or motorcycles and scooters.”
“The mobility hub includes RACV’s electric vehicle charging stations and RACV car share vehicles. How our members and staff travel in the future will be very different to how they’ve travelled in the past," Mr Jones said.
At Bicycle Network we believe that good quality end-of-trip facilities are not only convenient for people who ride bikes, they play a big role in normalising bike riding while helping to build a happier and healthier workplace.