Park your car for free and pedal the rest of your trip
Canberrans now have a central place to park the car for free, jump on their bike and pedal the rest of their commute with the launch of Australia's first Park and Pedal location at the Lindsay Pryor National Arboretum carpark.
The Park and Pedal scheme starts Monday 13 February and offers commuters a great place to park near the Arboretum, which will be free with regular security patrols. From there it is a leisurely 30 minute ride to the City, Woden, Belconnen, Deakin, National Triangle and Barton precincts.
From the carpark there is a shared, off-road path that commuters can ride on for the entire way to key business hubs, stress-free, and separated from traffic.
By parking outside of the city and town centres, people will save on parking fees, reduce the stress from the rat race, avoid traffic congestion, and arrive at work feeling productive and healthy.
To help people get used to the new facility, all next week (13 - 17 February) ACT Government staff, National Capital Authority staff and Pedal Power volunteers will be onsite to ride with any people who would like company, leaving the carpark at 8:00am each day to travel to the City, Woden, the National Triangle and to Barton.
A coffee van is also located at the car park every morning between 6:30 am and 9:15 am to help get you going.