Bike Track for Kids
A fun bike track for kids to learn to ride
Suggested by: John
Project partner: Maribyrnong City Council
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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