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Banyule Bike Train. Greta Gillies Monique Edwards. A bike train evolving: Where I’m coming from. Me Living simply in Heidelberg Heights (3081) Value community and living sustainably Don’t drive, have cycled almost daily for past 8 years - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Banyule Bike TrainGreta GilliesMonique Edwards1A bike train evolving:Where Im coming fromMeLiving simply in Heidelberg Heights (3081)Value community and living sustainablyDont drive, have cycled almost daily for past 8 yearsWork in the city full time ( science and teaching background)Ride to the cityBIG advocate for cycling ($$, health, environment, fun, freedom, A-B satisfaction, social)A bike train evolving:3081, a sustainable community Found a sustainable community (Transition 3081 and Banyule) Murundaka co-housing on my streetMalahang Reserve- Bike hutLow income families from diverse backgrounds- kids and teens cyclingReasonable cycling community; friends who live here also cycleGood cycle waysBut still many unnecessary car journeys

A bike train evolving:Getting more people cycling, more oftenMany people keen to cycle but dont know how or they want to improve skillsA free Learn to Ride programme supported by a Banyule city council environment sustainability grantBringing local volunteers and learners together ( promoting community and sustainability)A bike train evolving:Cycling with friends and a progression from Learn to RideAdvocate for the commute by bikeA fun, discussion filled cycle to the city with friendsSafety in numbers- gaining knowledge and confidence while cycling with others.A Learn to Ride participant ready to take the next step- swapping the weekday commute from train to bikeBanyule Bike Train is born- joining those in LA, NY, Brighton (UK)Facebook page and word of mouthA bike train evolving:A users perspective - MoniqueConfidenceEnergyEmpowermentMotivationCommunity

Ride to Work Day Oct 2013ReflectionsBe sustainable in practise- is your programme realistic (time, location and travel, responsibilities, a need, simple) ?Think local people in your (immediate) area, local community groups?Its nice to do it with a friendLeadership for allTell people about what you are doing word of mouth is a/ the most powerful toolView as a learning experience not a chore

Contact:Greta Gilliesstarfishkeeper@hotmail.com0432852018Banyule Bike Trainwww.facebook.com/BanyuleBikeTrainLearn to Ridewww.facebook.com/LearnToRide3081