From executive bathrooms with fluffy towels, to humble lockers at the back of the bike parking, Sydney’s demand for end of trip facilities is booming.
Recently opened International Towers in Barangaroo boast the largest bike parking facility in the southern hemisphere, with room for over one thousand bicycles and more than one hundred showers.
At nearby Grosvenor Place building managers turned to renowned architects Harry Seidler & Associates to fit out their facilities, ensuring busy executives have a clean, calm and comfortable start to their day.
Mark Rossiter, co-founder of end-of-trip facilities specialists PFL Spaces, says bike parking, showers and towel services are increasingly the norm;
“The supply of top talent is tight, so employers have an obligation to cater for the demands of the modern worker, which now more than ever involves an active lifestyle to support their time spent in the office.”
Mark gives special mention to how infrastructure can increase cycling levels, pointing to King Street in the city where businesses have responded to a threefold growth in bicycle traffic since 2010.
“Sydney’s riding base needs to grow, and we believe a small extension of bike lanes linking our largest office buildings through existing corridors will complement the state of the art facilities being rolled out by landlords nationwide, encouraging a healthier and more focused workplace.”
Why not be part of the change? If you’re thinking about riding to work, or are a business looking to encourage active travel, we have a webpage packed with workplace riding resources.