OneDock Push from $500,000 iMove Grant

Two men at Eurobike expo

Melbourne, Victoria MicroFleet’s development of the OneDock system gained a major boost this month when the Melbourne-based company received $500,000 in funding from Australia’s national centre for collaborative R&D in transport and mobility, iMove. “microFleet’s OneDock is the embodiment of the future of urban mobility and transportation. It’s sustainable, user-centric, and primed for global adoption.…

Underwater Garages Boost Bike Parking in Amsterdam

underground bicycle parking facility

Amsterdam, Netherlands An engineering marvel has boosted bike storage in central Amsterdam, with 11,000 extra parking spaces created within two huge underwater garages. The city officially opened the first of the garages last weekend, concluding a four-year project that included draining a lake so the garages could be built. You can see a great time…

EOI Extension for Sydney End-Of-Trip Facilities

underground cycling facility

Sydney, NSW Expressions of interest for operators of two end-of-trip facilities for bike riders in central Sydney have been extended to 16th January. City of Sydney issued a call for operators to manage end-of-trip facilities in George Street and Barangaroo, with the deadline for EOIs originally set for last Monday. A new underground cycling facility…

Operators Sought for New Sydney End-of-Trip Facilities

cyclist walking with bike out of building

Sydney, NSW The City of Sydney is calling for operators to manage two end-of-trip facilities for bike riders in the city centre. A new underground cycling facility has been created within Lendlease’s 53-storey tower development near Circular Quay. The Salesforce Tower development at 180 George Street also includes new community infrastructure, a business innovation space,…

A Wheelie Good Rack!

Wheelie Bike Rack

Bicycle parking is a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to encouraging more people to ride. But before anyone starts drilling holes in public space to install ‘permanent’ bike parking hoops, enclosures or other facilities, they have to jump through expensive hoops themselves in terms of approvals, ensuring they’re not potentially disrupting any underground utilities and so on.

These costs, combined with uncertainty amongst the relevant authorities that the parking would be regularly used, often leads to inaction. No parking leads to less riding and so the vicious cycle repeats.

Why Bike Parking and Other End of Trip Facilities are Vital!

Here’s a tale of two cities. In 2017 I had the pleasure of attending the Velo-City conference jointly hosted by the cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Arnhem is a relatively small city of approximately 160,000 inhabitants. Yet its modern train station which took no less than 20 years to plan, fund and…