Thursday, June 25, 2009

Active transport news from Brisbane

PBT held a seminar on 18 June where the Brisbane City Council provided an update on their Active Transport Program.
Bryony Chapman, Project Manager for the CityCycle project gave an excellent presentation on the City's bicycle hire scheme. Lyndal Peters, the team leader for Travel Behaviour Change gave a presentation on the program and Stephanie Edwards, a program officer for cyclist and pedestrian mobility, gave an update on the progress of the Bikeways investment program. Unfortunately I cannot include the presentations but here are some highlights from the presentation on the CityCycle scheme.

The picture above shows an artists impression of what a CityCycle bicycle hire station may look like. The BCC web site provides some background information on the scheme. The successful tenderer providing the Brisbane scheme is JCDecaux. You can read about their Cyclocity bike hire stations here.

The target for implementing the scheme is to have up to 1,500 bikes and 81 bike hire stations in the CBD and Fortitude Valley by mid 2010. By mid 2011 a further 500 bikes would be rolled out and a total of 150 bike hire stations would be dotted in strategic locations around the CBD, the Valley, West End and Newstead.

No comments: