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Footscray Community Bike Shed

Bicycle recycling, repairing and education hub for the Inner West

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Andy

Project partner: Rotary Club of Footscray Inc

Budget

$100,000.00

Votes

224 votes received

Footscray has a growing population and the use of bicycles is commonplace. Our plan is to collect donated bicycles from members of the community, repair them and provide them for free to children and those members of our community in need. In order to be sustainable, we will also repair and sell recycled bicycles, plus provide important bike education to our community through practical school and community education programs. Programs will include learn to ride, basic bicycle maintenance, plus a build a bike program and a bicycle exchange program for children, refugees and those in need.

With growing investment in cycle infrastructure and the increasing population in the Inner West, this program will support the community by providing free/affordable bicycle ownership options, practical support programs, and skilled employment training to local youth.
Training members of our community to deliver programs to teach children to ride provides skills and employment. Teaching young people to ride safely together with supporting programs, such as build a bike and the bicycle exchange program, will encourage our next generation the healthy benefits of safe riding, and as they grow older, it will reduce the number of cars on our local streets.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Andy

Project partner: Rotary Club of Footscray Inc

Budget

$100,000.00

Votes

224 votes received

Comments

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Graeme

15 Sep 2018

A great initiative that has over recent years been of benefit to many. Additional funding will sustain this project for ongoing assistance to residents who are recent arrivals or disadvantaged.

gayeiris

11 Sep 2018

Great project, you get my vote!

JodieMc

09 Sep 2018

What a brilliant project idea. Living in an apartment building we have quite a few abandoned bikes and would love to donate them to people in need. And increasing the number of locals cycling and walking is beneficial for all of us

Timbalero

02 Sep 2018

A great project to get behind and vote for.

Citizen Cam

29 Aug 2018

Happy to vote for this !

Friend of Footscray

26 Aug 2018

Great idea. Provides opportunity for inter generational exchange, affordable transport, health options and a place to laugh and learn.

lawrenceatley@gmail.com

14 Aug 2018

I believe this to be a very good project which could be extended further with the help of a government grant. It provides for people of all ages but in particular refugees and people looking for work who cannot get around.

Aloysiousdacunha

13 Aug 2018

I'm proud to have voted for this project