Grant to push bike education

Published on Wednesday 22 August, 2018

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The City of Gosnells will be pedalling bicycle education in the coming months, thanks to a recent $30,000 Local Projects Local Jobs grant from the State Government.

Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said the grant would be used to encourage bicycle use and educate riders about safety, road rules and bicycle etiquette.

“Encouraging community members to hop on their bikes is hugely beneficial for the City,” Mayor Dewhurst said.

“Riding a bike can improve our physical and mental health, it’s a low-cost form of transport and it’s a great way to reduce our environmental footprint. It’s great for anyone, from children to seniors.

“But it’s also important to educate bike riders how to keep themselves safe on the roads, and keep other road users and pedestrians safe.”

Residents can book their places now in a series of free workshops for community members, covering bicycle maintenance, safety, road rules, and a balance bike session for young children.

For more information about the workshops, visit the City’s website or call 9397 3000.