The benefits of riding to work are being realised by Australian landscape architecture, planning and design consultancy, Tract Consultants, whose Melbourne team enjoyed a great Ride2Work Day last month.
While always being involved in Ride2Work Day and encouraging active travel, a shift to a new office at Riverside Quay near Southbank is making it easier for more team members to ride every day.
The build for the new office included retrofitting three basement car parks with 40 bike storage spaces and more than 50 personal lockers. Shared end-of-trip facilities are also located inside the office building.
It’s all part of Tract’s commitment to encouraging their workforce to take healthy and sustainable modes of transport.
Tract Melbourne’s State Manager and Ride2Work office coordinator Alistair Wenn said that this year was Tract’s largest Ride2Work Day breakfast and team members are converting to regular riders.
“Ride2Work Day has always been a great way to get new riders started as well as seasonal riders back into riding after winter. Every year our cycling numbers have grown,” said Mr Wenn.
“Our recent move to Riverside Quay affords our staff with greater opportunity to cycle to work. We have regular riders commuting to work from further out than ever before, which is testament to the improving on and off-road cycle network”
Most people want to ride to work and are only being held back by barriers that are easy to fix.
Tract is a great example of an organisation investing in facilities that make it easy for people to ride to work, creating an environment where it is normal to do so and getting results.
Did your workplace also get involved on Ride2Work Day? Make it more than just a one off and join the Ride2Work program for information and resources to get people riding all year round.