Wednesday 23 May 2018
Wellington Shire Council today launched its new Bike Ed trailer, which will be used by local school children.
The Bike Ed program is funded by VicRoads and assists children aged nine to 13 develop the skills they need to ride safely on roads and paths.
The Wellington Bike Ed trailer was funded by a Traffic Accident Commission grant.
Bicycle Network Victoria also funded $5,000 towards purchasing bicycles for the trailer.
Wellington Shire Council Mayor Carolyn Crossley said the Bike Ed program was administered by individual schools, but supported by Council as part of its promotion of active travel and road safety.
“Wellington is committed to providing opportunity for active travel, as per our Walking and Cycling Strategic Plan,” she said.
“Wellington has also hosted the Great Victorian Bike Ride on a number of occasions, most recently 2017 where our small towns were showcased to a wider bicycle-loving audience.
“This is a fantastic project that saw multiple agencies come together, along with local business who helped out with the cost of bicycles and signage, to create this great resource for local children to improve their skills and road safety.”