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MEDIA RELEASE, 7 FEB 2018: The car free city centre is coming to Bendigo on 14 February so lets #BikeTheBaton!
When the Queen’s Baton Relay comes to town on Wednesday 14 February and the city centre is closed to cars, what is your plan for getting to work or school? Bike Bendigo is encouraging residents to beat the traffic and parking woes and to #BikeTheBaton.
Bike Bendigo President Jac Torres-Gomez said ‘This will be one of the best opportunities you will get to walk or ride the city centre without cars and get a glimpse of what a bike friendly city feels like.
The most frequent concern we hear from people is they would like to ride more but don’t like riding with cars’
‘With much of the city centre closed to traffic, we’ve identified three ‘dream rides’ where you can ride along trails to the city centre then simply enjoy riding car free in the city centre.’
Residents who ride along the Spring Gully Trail, the O’Keefe Rail Trail and the northern side of the Bendigo Creek Trail will be able to ride to the car free city centre almost entirely without riding in traffic.’ Said Ms Torres-Gomez
So keep calm and #Bikethebaton!
Residents should visit the City of Greater Bendigo and official Queen’s Baton Relay websites for official information regarding road closures.
The #BikeTheBaton map will be available on Bike Bendigo’s Facebook page and www.bikebendigo.com
President, Bike Bendigo
Bike Bendigo and Chancery Lane businesses are seeking submissions from artists to create a significant laneway artwork celebrating Bendigo’s cycling culture. The Artwork is part of Bike Bendigo’s La Trobe University Project, #BikeBendigoLTU, and will include installation of bicycle parking in the laneway which is short distance from the priority cycling route from the University’s Flora Hill campus to the city centre.