Canberra Women Ride

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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
  • distance
  • 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.

Conditions

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.

Judging

The judging will be by Dr Kate Auty and Edwina Robinson, Communications Manager and the judges decision is final.

Specifications

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'.

Prize

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 envcomm@act.gov.au and include your name, address, phone number. The winner will be notified by phone.

Competition closes

Friday 10 March 2017 @ Midnight

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