Bike repair stations have been installed in Madeley and Clarkson

Luke Middleton (Acting co-ordinator Healthy Communities Team),Melissa Rudez (Project Manager-Department of Sport and Recreation),Sebastian Miller (Team Leader-Kingsway Indoor Stadium) and Anne Still (Senior Manager Policy and Research at RAC)
Luke Middleton (Acting co-ordinator Healthy Communities Team),Melissa Rudez (Project Manager-Department of Sport and Recreation),Sebastian Miller (Team Leader-Kingsway Indoor Stadium) and Anne Still (Senior Manager Policy and Research at RAC)

CYCLISTS can access two bike repair stations in Madeley and Clarkson that have been installed through the Your Move Wanneroo program.

Funded by the RAC, the facilities at Kingsway Indoor Stadium and Clarkson Library are part of a broader initiative to encourage City of Wanneroo residents to be more active.

“These repair stations have been installed to help City of Wanneroo residents keep moving, particularly those who have recently started riding as part of the Your Move Wanneroo project,” Department of Sport and Recreation project manager Melissa Rudez said.

“Getting on a bike instead of jumping in the car and riding to the local shops, the library or to work is a great way to stay active.

“More than 10,250 households have signed up to Your Move Wanneroo – that’s an estimated 30,000 people who are taking steps toward leading more active and connected lifestyles.”

The project, managed by the departments of Transport and Sport and Recreation, encourages people to increase their physical activity and switch car trips for walking, cycling and public transport.

RAC policy and research senior manager Anne Still said the bike repair stations enabled riders to carry out basic repairs with the tools provided.

“We are seeing more people taking up active transport options for short journeys and that means fewer cars on local roads, particularly around peak times,” she said.

The new repair stations have tools such as screwdrivers, Allen keys, spanners and a foot pump, plus instructions to help carry out common bike repairs such as punctures or faulty brakes.

For more information, visit www.yourmove.org.au.