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FREMANTLE CYCLING WITHOUT AGE

Posted in aged, bicycles, city of fremantle, seniors, Uncategorized by freoview on December 4, 2019

 

Cycling Without Age, an international not-for-profit organisation that allows elderly and less mobile people to experience an outdoor ride on trishaw e-bikes piloted by volunteer cyclists, has launched in Fremantle.

The social enterprise was partially funded by the City of Fremantle’s Arts and Community Grants program and received $5000 earlier this year to help get it off the ground.

City of Fremantle Director of Community Development Michelle Brennand said Cycling Without Age encouraged ageing in a positive context and built bridges between generations.

Cycling Without Age was established in Denmark in 2012, and is represented in 42 countries around the world today.

Cycling Without Age are piloted trishaw rides that follow two routes and are  entirely free for passengers.

They depart Monday to Friday from South Beach and cycle to South Fremantle Power Station and back, and on weekends they are at Bathers Beach cycling to B Shed and the South Mole.

Volunteer pilot cyclist act as a channel for passengers telling stories and many of the older passengers talk about their memories of the area.

Cycling Without Age’s Fremantle chapter is currently recruiting volunteer cyclists, who will be trained to pilot the trishaw.

They are also raising funds for a second trishaw. While the first trishaw was funded by a bequest and a City of Fremantle community grant, CWA are now seeking smaller donations and sponsorships from local businesses and care providers to expand this  community service.

For more information, visit cyclingwithoutage.org.au. To book a ride, call 0448 447 223 or email adminwa@cyclingwithoutage.org.au.

Cycling Without Age is also offering trial rides at the City’s International Day of People with Disability and International Volunteer Day event at The Meeting Place on 5 December. Book here to register your attendance.

 

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VERY FREO CYCLISTS

Posted in bicycles, city of fremantle, schools, Uncategorized by freoview on October 23, 2019

 

Colour

 

Coming out of Chalkys cafe on High Street this morning I noticed these two colourful ladies riding their bikes, so had to take a photo of course as it is so very Freo.

The lady in the back is helping to organise the East Fremantle Primary School Fair that will be held this Saturday afternoon October 26. Go and support them!

Roel Loopers

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GET ON YOUR BIKES FREO!

Posted in bicycles, city of fremantle, local government, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on September 10, 2019

 

A new plan designed to encourage more people in Fremantle to ride a bike more often has been formally adopted by Fremantle Council.

The City of Fremantle’s Bike Plan 2019-2024 will set the City’s priorities for bike infrastructure projects, programs and promotional activities for the next five years.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said the goal was to make Fremantle a more pedestrian and cycle friendly city.

The City’s Integrated Transport Strategy set a target that by 2030 Fremantle should have a connected, safe and seamless bicycle network that encourages cycling to be a convenient, every day choice for how to move around Fremantle.

At the heart of the Bike Plan is a low speed core in the city centre where cars, bikes and pedestrians all share the space. The city centre and other activity areas are then connected by a network of primary and secondary routes along which people of all ages and abilities can feel safe to ride a bike.

In recent years there has been a steady rise in the number of people cycling in Fremantle, with a 13 per cent increase in people riding in a recent city centre bike count.

The Bike Plan was informed by a community engagement process undertaken late last year in which residents were asked to share their experiences of cycling around Fremantle and identify areas where bike facilities were good or needed improvement.

The plan identifies four primary routes that connect major destinations such as the Fremantle and Perth city centres and four secondary routes connecting activity centres like shopping areas, schools and sporting facilities as priorities.

It also outlines planned infrastructure upgrades including more green bike lanes along on Parry Street and William Street, improvements to on-road bikes lanes on Marine Terrace and an upgrade to the intersection of Queen Victoria Street and Parry Street.

The City will also continue to participate in initiatives like the Department of Transport’s ‘Your Move’ program and Bike Week to encourage more cycling.

To read the Bike Plan click here.

 

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FREO’S SWANSEA CYCLES LEGEND ON SHOW

Posted in bicycles, city of fremantle, heritage, history, Uncategorized by freoview on May 17, 2019

 

Swansea Cycles

 

This is a good exhibition for bike-friendly Freo. On in the Woolstores shopping centre this weekend, so go and have a look and if you happen to have a Swansea bicycle bring it along!

Working from their backyard in Mosman Park, the Baldwin brothers launched Swansea Cycles in 1927.

Success meant a move to Fremantle where over the next 40 years Swansea became one of Australia’s largest bike makers. They provided basic transport and the means to sporting success for many.

Swansea owners are invited to bring their bikes back home to Freo.  Have your Swansea dated and added to our register by a club expert and take away a commemorative registration tag.

Roel Loopers

 

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COVERED BIKE RACK IN HIGH STREET EAST

Posted in bicycles, city of fremantle, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on May 11, 2019

 

bicycles

 

The location for a proposed covered bicycle facility at 142 High Street is a bit strange, but I suppose the proximity to Kings Square is the reason for it.

Rumours have it that the City of Fremantle spent $ 500,000 on legal cost in a dispute with the building owner, but the email I sent on Wednesday to the City’s CEO about that remained unanswered, so I can’t tell you more about it.

Roel Loopers

COLOURS OF FREMANTLE

Posted in bicycles, cafe, city of fremantle, hospitality, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2019

 

Gino's

 

At the back of Gino’s in Fremantle’s Little Market Street this morning.

Roel Loopers

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CYCLE SCHOOL TODAY TO GIVE KIDS MORE CONFIDENCE

Posted in bicycles, bikes, children, city of fremantle, family, Uncategorized by freoview on March 21, 2019

 

Bike Week program

BIKE WEEK is still on in Fremantle and today from 3.30-5.30pm the Cycle School at the Hilton PCYC will teach kids between 6-10 years how to improve their riding skilss and road awareness.

It is a free event, so hop on your bikes!

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IT’S RIDE TO SCHOOL DAY THIS FRIDAY

 

Ride to School Day

Have you organised that your children, accompanied by a parent, ride to school this Friday?

March 22 is National Ride2School Day, so a great day to get started on not driving to school or using public transport.

If more kids rode to school we might need less of the 600 new Diesel!!! buses the McGowan government has announced it will get made for Perth.

We do not need more diesel pollution and we need to be more aware that all these things contribute to global warming. From little things big things grow!

Roel Loopers

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BIKE WEEK FUN IN FREMANTLE

Posted in bicycles, bikes, city of fremantle, fitness, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on March 15, 2019

 

Bike Week March 15

 

BIKE WEEK is starting today in Fremantle, so check out all the things that are on on the City of Fremantle website. http://www.fremantle,wa.gov.au/bikeweek

Here some of the events:

•       Light Me Up Ride, 6pm, Saturday 16 March, South Beach
A leisurely nighttime ride where riders are encouraged to decorate their bikes and themselves with anything that shines, glows and sparkles for a chance to win prizes.

•       Rusty Riders, 2-6pm, Sunday 17 March, Booyembarra Park
This workshop aims to build confidence in adult riders who feel as rusty as their bikes. Participants need to bring their own bike and helmet.

•       Cycle School, 3.30-5.30pm, Thursday 21 March, 
          Fremantle PCYC
This course for school-aged children (6-10 years) improves bike handling skills and confidence so they can ride to school and for fun. Participants need to bring their own bike and helmet.

•       The Great Freo Scavenger Hunt, 2-5.30pm, 
          Sunday 24 March, South Beach
Riders will explore Fremantle area by bike, have fun solving questions and be in the chance to win some great prizes.

Roel Loopera

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FREO BIKE WEEK STARTS ON FRIDAY

Posted in bicycles, bikes, city of fremantle, environment, fitness, health, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on March 11, 2019

 

Bike Week March 15

It is BIKE WEEK in Fremantle from March 15 to 24 so hop on your bike and take part in the events.

Check it all out here: http://www.fremantle,wa.gov.au/bikeweek

Roel Loopers

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