The Working Centre is helping to breakdown transportation barriers, making our community a healthier place, one bike ride at a time.
The Community Access Bikes Project is a community-based bike sharing model that offers affordable, easy access to bicycles. Plans are in place to deploy 100 bikes at 12 hubs throughout Kitchener-Waterloo, and The KWCF is proud to support this program with a grant of over $52,000 from the Community Fund.
Bicycling in Waterloo Region has grown in popularity over the last few years, and the development of a bike infrastructure through programs like this, along with safety initiatives such as the Region of Waterloo’s Bike Ambassador project, is well timed and much needed.
Best of all, the Community Access Bikes Project will not only have the expected positive effects on health and wellness of the riders, but will inevitably add to members’ sense of wellbeing and belonging. Part of the program will be the increased need and deployment of volunteers with the community bike shop Recycle Cycles, another program hosted by The Working Centre. Of course, having access to cost-effective transportation will also assist in getting marginalized sectors of the community access to new job opportunities.
The benefits of a community bike share program are endless. The local program has been customized to meet the needs of our community, and at a mere $40 per year for a membership, how could we afford NOT to help grow the cycling culture in Kitchener-Waterloo?
To learn more about the Community Access Bikes Project and the Recycle Cycles Program at The Working Centre visit: