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Bike Track for Kids

A fun bike track for kids to learn to ride

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Project details

Suggested by: John

Project partner: Maribyrnong City Council

Budget

$200,000.00

Votes

252 votes received

Kids love to ride. It’s fun and really exciting for them. It gives them freedom and builds their confidence. It also gets them outdoors into the fresh air and gets them active. The project is a fun and exciting bike park, free for everyone, with twists and turns to help kids of all abilities learn safe riding skills, including wide paths and challenges like hills, curves and bridges, tunnels, as well as new trees and shrubs around the track.

In Australia 1 in 3 kids don't know how to ride a bike and 9 out of 10 kids don't get enough physical activity. Getting on bikes increases physical activity and helps reduce health issues like diabetes & decreases traffic and pollution. Currently, there are no cycling facilities of this type in the west of Melbourne and this provides a barrier to large sections of the community from learning to ride and getting on their bikes. This can change with additional development of Hansen Reserve with a kids bike park so it can become a cycle hub for the west

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: John

Project partner: Maribyrnong City Council

Budget

$200,000.00

Votes

252 votes received

Comments

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LouiseBrunero

17 Sep 2018

A great idea!

Beavercoop

13 Sep 2018

A cracking idea. A community asset that can be enjoyed by so many ages and promotes healthy lifestyles. Awesome project!

Robbd

05 Sep 2018

A standout project! Anything which promotes getting outdoors and moving is a clear priority for our community.

wheel women

30 Aug 2018

Local cycling coach for adults...I'd use this facility in a flash. It would provide a safe place to develop bike skills for both adults and children.

Thelankymanx2

19 Aug 2018

The west is growing and so should the bike facilities.
Sunshine (and Fottscray) are going to be NEIC (National Employmet and Innovation Clusters) and the population are going to be growing and will need a wide range of facilities. Bulid it and they will come......and releive some of the ressure on the road network into the future!

Thelankymanx2 > Thelankymanx2

19 Aug 2018

disease killer in our country and without action we will be cementing in obesity for generation to come.
Getting kids out and active is important. Actually ditto for adults!

Thelankymanx2 > Thelankymanx2

19 Aug 2018

Obesity is the leading preventative a.......

Woodywood

17 Aug 2018

Brilliant idea. A great opportunity to enable our children to be safe riders before they hit the streets!

Jas

14 Aug 2018

Love this concept! Exactly what our community needs!

Beccidbec

13 Aug 2018

Fantastic idea that will be greatly utilised and appreciated by locals and their families.

fchew

13 Aug 2018

Great plan! Here’s to more bike riders with bike skills!

Jac Bordo

13 Aug 2018

What a fantastic idea, there use to be an old velodrome and building a kids would be a great addition to the park.

Stirling

13 Aug 2018

Great idea. And it picks up on the history of the park, as wasn't there a velodrome on this site?

Mbd

13 Aug 2018

What a sensational idea! I can't wait to see this in action!! Well done!