Open Streets searches for daily train commuters at Fish Hoek Station to participate in September cycling challenge.
Open Streets Cape Town wants to help people consider the benefits of saving time, money, reducing carbon emissions and improving their health in their daily commute. So the organization is inviting train users to take part in a six-week challenge where they will cycle to the station at least twice a week.
Following a survey at Fish Hoek Station in late July 2017, it was identified that one of the major barriers to cycling is that bicycles are not affordable. Considering that people spend R320 on average per month getting to the train station, this is a great opportunity to not only save some money but also to invest in a tool that will increase savings in the long term.
Here’s how it works: with the support of BEN Bikes and the Pedal Power Association (PPA) , #Bike4All, bicycles and safety gear (helmet, bike lock, bike light) will be sold to train users for R699. The more participants cycle to the station over a six week period, the more money they receive back. For example, if you cycle 4 times or more per week, you will receive 70% of your money back!
Interested in taking part?
If you commute by train from Fish Hoek Station on a daily basis and would like to know more about becoming a participant, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call or WhatsApp 072 601 1013.
This is part of the AtoB Challenge, in collaboration with the WWF Nedbank Green Trust.