Brisbane’s CityCycle network is marking a record two million trips, by sending one lucky cycler two million steps in a direction of their choice.
Public and Active Transport Chairman Cr Adrian Schrinner said record numbers of tourists and residents were using CityCycle, with numbers up by 70 per cent over the past two years.
“Since 2010, CityCycle users have travelled around the globe 187 times, burned 150 million calories and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 1.44 million kilograms in their 2 million trips,” Cr Schrinner said.
“To celebrate this milestone, operator JC Decaux is giving away a $3000 holiday to one lucky person who is either already an existing member or signs up between now and 31 August.”
The winner will be picked at random and will be able to choose from one of four destinations:
7-day P&O Barrier Reef Discovery Cruise for two
6-day Princess Tasmania Cruise for two (including return flights to Melbourne)
8-day Carnival Pacific Islands Cruise for two (including return flights to Sydney)
4-night Murray River Heritage Cruise for two (including return flights to Adelaide)
Cr Schrinner said every trip taken took contributed to a more active, healthy city and the competition was about thanking CityCycle members for their support.
“CityCycle provides a clean, green and sustainable transport alternative to tackle traffic congestion and offers a great way to explore Brisbane’s parks and bikeways,” he said.
“Last month saw a record 57,256 trips taken on CityCycles and it only continues to grow in popularity as people realise its lifestyle and leisure benefits.
“We want to thank the visitors and residents of our New World City for their support of CityCycle and I encourage them to ride their way into our two million trips competition by exploring Brisbane by CityCycle this month.”
Brisbane’s fleet of 2000 CityCycles is conveniently located at 150 inner-city locations, with stations located every 200 to 500 metres from Newstead to University of Queensland, and Kangaroo Point to West End.
The two million trips competition is supported by JC Decaux as part of their CityCycle partnership with Brisbane City Council.
For more information, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.