Would better workplace facilities improve your bike commute?

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Canberra has some of the highest rates of cycling participation in the country, but only a tiny percentage of us ride our bikes to work.

To encourage more Canberrans to exercise on their way to work or at lunchtime, the ACT Government is proposing changes to the requirements for buildings to incorporate end-of-trip facilities.

The proposed End-of-Trip Facilities General Code aims to encourage employers to provide secure bike parking and change rooms (including showers, lockers and drying facilities) for employees who ride, run or walk to work—or who exercise at lunchtime.

The code introduces practical measures to implement the government’s Active Living and Active Travel programs. The aim is to encourage more people to include exercise in their daily activities, such as going to work, and to reduce barriers that might prevent them being more active.

More people incorporating exercise into their commutes will mean better health across the Territory, and fewer cars on the road contributing to congestion and pollution.

Pedal Power ACT supports the proposed code changes, and we encourage you to give feedback to the Government on the Have Your Say website by telling them which facilities would encourage you to ride to work.

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