Bikes to get the kids around and groceries home

A new bike library in Newtown, the first of its kind in Australia, will loan Cargo bikes and bike trailers for transporting bulky items or beloved children.

“We are offering an affordable, convenient, healthy and environmentally friendly alternative to running errands in cars. This unique library will encourage more people to use bikes to get around their local area,” said Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP at the launch.

The Watershed Bike Library builds on the growing popularity of commuter and recreational bike riding in inner Sydney.

Sam Iskander, Mayor of Marrickville said: “This is an innovative concept that encourages the local community to relinquish the car and borrow a specialised cargo bicycle or trailer for up to three days instead.”

“The Bike Library will expand the imaginations of local residents on what is possible to achieve by bicycle.”

The fleet consists of specialist cargo bikes and trailers to allow cyclists to carry equipment and objects that might otherwise require a car; from shopping to household items and more.

The Watershed, in partnership with Bike Sydney, will run the Bike Library for a 12 month trial period. It consists of three cargo bikes and a number of specialist trailers.

Anyone can become a member for a small fee, items are available for up to three days loan, and the first three hours are free.

The Watershed, 218 King St, Newtown, 2042
Phone: 9519 6366
Shop front hours: 10am-4pm Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-7pm Thursdays.

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2 Responses to “Bikes to get the kids around and groceries home”
  1. Karen says:

    What a great idea, I am very active in the UK at trying to get people to cycle more…maybe we could do something like this

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