Facilities & Services Winner: RMIT University

Two Wheel Takeover – Creating the Bike Hub at RMIT

The ‘Bike Hub’ project at RMIT transformed a dark basement car park into a state of the art cycling facility. It offers parking for 400 bikes, change facilities, showers, lockers, drying cupboards, ironing boards and hair dryers. Electric bike charging, repair stations and a bike vending machine stocked with cycling essentials complete the space. The Bike Hub not only encourages students and staff to ride to the campus, but has created a blueprint for inclusive and engaging cycling provisions in Melbourne and beyond.

Top 3 learnings:

  1. If you build it they will come – the better the facility the more people will ride and more often.
  2. Every project should have inclusion and accessibility as a central value.
  3. The little extras make the difference – so put the user at the heart of your design.