About the Scheme
Bike Stops are local businesses who provide a range of facilities for bike riders – both locals and visitors. The types of facilities provided by each business will vary, but might include access to toilets, showers and change rooms, bag storage, water refill and tyre pumps, among other services.
While these type of facilities are often provided at workplaces across the ACT, there is little to support those who are visiting the city and town centres for purposes other than their normal place of work or education.
In developing this program, the ACT Government supports and recognises businesses who are contributing to build the image and brand of Canberra as bike friendly and as Australia's cycling capital.
The ACT Government's bike Stop Program will be formally launched to the community in late September/early October. Stay tuned to find out who and where the participating businesses are.
What does it mean to be part of the program?
By participating in the Bike Stop program, you and your staff agree to welcome bike riders into your premises to access the facilities you've identified are available. These might be access to the toilets, change rooms or showers, water refill or bag storage.
While the facilities are targeted at bike riders, there may be others who also wish to have access to the facilities, including walkers and runners.
What's in it for you?
We're looking for businesses who want to support the growing bike riding community, attract new customers, and be seen as one of the ACTs leading champions, helping to create a safer, more vibrant and more liveable city.
The ACT Government will promote your business through:
- Online mapping with CycleLifeHQ - CycleLifeHQ is a Canberra-based international business, who can drive a significant amount of traffic to your site through their customer engagement
- A shopfront window sticker
- Active travel ACT Government website
- Community promotion and marketing
Becoming an accredited Bike Stop provides you with opportunity to increase patronage by bike riders, and those who support bike riders and provides you with support and acknowledgement from the broader community. It will also attract support and acknowledgement from the broader community.
How to get involved
We would like to hear from you if you would like to be part of this exciting program. Help us with this joint partnership venture to support local business and the local community. Let's work together to make Canberra the bike riding capital of Australia!
For any queries, or to register your interest, please contact the Active Travel Office on (02) 6207 7302 or by email to: TCCS.Activetravel@act.gov.au.
Staff of the Active Travel Office will meet with you on site to chat about what facilities you are able to offer. We will then send you a formal letter of registration to sign up to the program.
The Active Travel Office will then prepare content to promote your business as part of the scheme and will provide you with a shopfront window sticker to proudly display.