Canberra Women Ride
Jennifer Tonna and daughter Olivia riding in Dickson. Image: courtesy of SEEchange.
While in Germany and the Netherlands women make up around half of all riders, in Canberra the figure is much lower.
Only 35% of people riding bikes in the ACT are women.
Bike riding has a range of benefits including:
- improved physical and mental health
- reduced car and parking costs
- reduced traffic congestion and air pollution, and
- zero emissions.
Surveys of Canberra women indicate they tend to cite the following as barriers to riding:
- dangerous roads and dangerous drivers
- lack of facilities for changing
- need to drop children at school or childcare or activities, and
- having to wear a helmet.
Logo Design Competition
The Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, Dr Kate Auty, invites budding designers to design a logo that encourages women to ride.
While the winning designer will be acknowledged the office reserves the right to use the logo on the web, social media, on t-shirts and printed media.
The judging will be by Dr Kate Auty and Edwina Robinson, Communications Manager and the judges decision is final.
The logo should be a high quality (maximum 5MB) capable of being printed on a t-shirt.
The logo must include the words '#CBR women (the women's symbol could be used) ride'.
Tickets to Dendy Cinema valued at $60. Tickets will be available for collection from the office in Lyneham.
Entry via email
Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, address, phone number. The winner will be notified by phone.
Friday 10 March 2017 @ Midnight