Welcome to this special edition newsletter which for the first time in over 10 years is devoted to a single LEDA product line. The main reason is to herald and publicise a major expansion of our >Bicycle Parking Products and the release of an extensive range of new “End of Journey Facilities”. Leda’s continued and expanded involvement is designed to assist in promoting cycling as an alternative mode of transport in Australia.
Across the country there is also an emerging awareness that corporations and government utilities have a responsibility as well.
The main reasons we should be encouraging Australians of all ages to cycle more, whether for recreation or as a means of getting to and from work;
Fitness - Cycling is a healthy form of exercise.
Environmental - it reduces motor vehicle use and therefore CO2 emissions.
Traffic – helps reduce traffic congestion
While various levels of Government have provided the infrastructure in installing cycleways and corridors to assist cyclists in reaching their destination safely, the biggest deterrent that still exists for cyclists riding to work is the lack of “Secure parking” for their bicycles and/or “End of journey Facilities” (change rooms, showers, clothes lockers) when riders get to their destination.
Leda has spent the last two years consulting with Cycle groups, state and local Governments and other interested parties across Australia to determine changing industry needs and to design and develop a range of suitable end of journey products to address these problems.