The Chiefly Stanhope is entreating the masses to make better use of his much rorted park and ride services as well as the under appreciated free “bike and ride” lockers.
Mr Stanhope said the Government wanted to educate the community on the benefits of the scheme which encourages drivers to catch a bus for part of their journey to work or school.
He said the campaign had a particular focus on boosting Bike & Ride users at the Mawson facility, which opened earlier this year along with a Park & Ride facility.
“The Park & Ride at Mawson is proving very popular with up to 75 of the 80 parking spaces used every weekday,” Mr Stanhope said. “However the 18 secure bike lockers are currently underutilised.
“The Government hopes to raise awareness of this great facility through this new campaign and educate Canberrans on how it can be accessed.”
The campaign will include a letter box drop to the suburbs surrounding Mawson, posters in cafes in Woden and the City and advertising on bus stop bollards. Back-of-bus advertising will be used on ACTION buses that service the Mawson bus stop.
Mr Stanhope said the Government was investing $4.1 million for new Park & Ride and Bike & Ride facilities over the next four years as part of a $97 million investment in improving the ACT’s transport network. New facilities at Mitchell (EPIC) and in Belconnen will be completed over the next 12 months.
Don’t forget to dial 132 281 if you want to scoop up one of those lockers!