One of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to get out of your car and onto a bike. Many people live close enough to work to commute by bike instead of car, but don't because they don't want to show up sweaty and wrinkled. In Melbourne, a new facility called Bike Park is taking care of that by offering all the conveniences a commuter cyclist could ask for.
Bike Park has a storage room for 150 bikes and offers cyclists lockers, showers, towels, hair dryers and straighteners, ironing boards, coffee and even bike servicing. The facility is located in an old nightclub just a short walk from the city's main train station.
Cyclists either pay per day ($10) for the ammenities or can become a member and pay monthly to yearly at a discount, making it convenient for just a day trip or year-round commuting.
Luckily, this idea isn't unique to Melbourne. Another chain of bike lodging and services called Bike Boutique is located in 10 countries, including a newly-opened shop in Wilmington, Delaware. Let's hope this turns into a catching trend.
written by Garrett, July 23, 2010
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