Four new Park & Pedal locations ready to ride Canberrans to work

Released 21/04/2017

Active Canberrans have another four locations to Park & Pedal to work, with new facilities now open at the Glenloch Interchange, in Evatt and at two spots in Hackett.

An Australian first, Canberra’s Park & Pedal provides a central place to park the car for free, grab a coffee, jump on the bike and ride the rest of the way to work.

“Park & Pedal makes it easier for Canberrans to incorporate regular, physical exercise into their daily routines,” Minister for Transport and City Services, Meegan Fitzharris said.

“This program encourages Canberrans to drive their car only part-way to work, to take their bike out from the boot or off the bike rack, and pedal the remainder of the journey to the office, classroom or building site.”

“Expanding into new centres in Hackett and Evatt opens the service up to even more Canberrans, making the ACT a healthier place to live and work.”

The four new locations include:

  • Caswell Drive, Glenloch Interchange
  • Palmerville Heritage Park, Evatt
  • Hackett Shops, Hackett Place (northern carpark only)
  • Kellaway Street, Hackett

“The car parks all provide free parking, good connections with major road networks and off-road paths to nearby suburbs. Each site offers a bike ride of around 30 minutes to key work locations,” Minister Fitzharris said.

“Most of the paths are sealed and one from Hackett offers a unique, off-road mountain bike experience to the city.”

Commuters are strongly encouraged to not leave valuables in their cars.

For more information visit the Transport Canberra website.

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