Bike Park_ Hindmarsh Sq
A community hub reclaiming road space and encouraging a more healthy and liveable Adelaide
Jan 23 to Mar 31
Southwest corner of Hindmarsh Square
Bicycle SA has for some time been looking for opportunities to establish a bike hub within the City. The Adelaide City Council's Splash Adelaide Program provided just the right mix of ingredients.
In fact, Council liked the idea so much they established a partnership with Bike SA to create something truly unique as part of their Splash Adelaide program - the Hindmarsh Square Bike Park. The brilliant designers at Hassell Architects also thought it was a great project to get involved in and provided the design inspiration to make the space work for all users - regardless of whether you ride a bike or not.
An important part of Bicycle SA's advocacy work is showcasing the role that cycling plays in shaping a better city. To that end, the Hindmarsh Square Bike Park will be a meeting place, an eating place, a talking place, a sharing place. And it's not just for bike riders...from Jan 23 to March 31 the Bike Park will be an activation point for the community...seven days a week.
What will be there?
From 23 January to 31 March the Bike Park will operate at Hindmarsh Square in the city, 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays). Run by Bike SA, the Bike Hub offers:
- Free secure sheltered bike storage
- Free showers and toilets (separate male and female)
- Free cloakroom facilities, where you can leave your cycling clothes
- Free City Bike hire
- Free maps and other bike information
- Free air!
- Plus coffee, food stalls, deck chairs, visual art exhibitions, bike demos, skills training, an outdoor cinema and table tennis, plus much more!
Operating throughout the day, the Bike Park is free to access for anyone working in the city. You don't have to book or subscribe, it's a flexible programme offered on a first come, first serve basis. You can use the service occasionally or every day.
What do you need to bring?
The Bike Park is staffed throughout the day and every care will be taken, but you leave your bike there at your own risk. No liability can be accepted for damaged, lost or stolen gear.
- soap and towel if you want to use the showers.
There will be limited space to hang clothes
Join the community, and spread the word!
Located on the south-west quadrant of Hindmarsh Square outside the RAA building the Bike Park is ideally situated for many businesses in the city.
Please spread the word and encourage your work colleagues to make use of this unique facility. The Bike Park is especially useful for people riding to work who don't already have adequate end of trip facilities.
Over the coming weeks you'll see the Bike Park evolve into a bustling hub of not just cycling activity, but also cultural and artistic programming. During the festival season there will be artists and makers fashioning the Bike Park into an attractive centre-piece, underscoring the need for cycling facilities in the city.
Bike SA is proud to lead this initiative and we encourage CBD workers to make use of the Bike Park, demonstrating the long-term need for end of trip facilities for the growing number of commuting cyclists. The more often you and your colleagues use the Bike Park over the next ten weeks, the more we can advocate for permanent facilities.
|Do you want to be involved?
We are looking for expressions of interest from community, business and government organisations to get involved and be part of the discussion.
Contact Alister Hazeldine on 0427 688 651.