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Bike Gear Giveaway

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Thursday morning on October 7 was a bonny spring day, brightened even further by the ‘Hi Vis Giveaway’, where free high-visibility gear was gifted to UC pedestrians and cyclists. The Hi Vis Giveaway was initiated by Dr. Emma De Lacy, and was funded by a

Dr Emma De Lacy demonstrating the Hi Vis pack cover.

Dr Emma De Lacy demonstrating the Hi Vis pack cover.

Vice-Chancellor’s Health, Safety and Wellbeing Award. The Sustainability Office provided logistical and communications support. Items included high-visibility pack covers and spoke reflectors.

Stock was exhausted by 8:20am at one giveaway site, demonstrating the value cyclists and pedestrians place on their safety and their commitment to fossil-fuel-free, sustainable transport. If you missed out, the BikeWise shop sells a whole range of hi visibility/safety products at rock-bottom prices (e.g. pack covers cost just $8). For under $20 you can deck yourself out like a sparkling Christmas tree.

For information on cycling to uni or different transport options, check out this link.



Author: Puck Algera - UC Sustainability Office

Puck worked at the Sustainability Office at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. As the Sustainability Projects Coordinator, she kept busy with student and staff engagement, providing strategic input and advice and organising sustainability-focused events.

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