A bike hub is proposed for Junction Square to support local cyclists, encourage cycling tourism and provide more public toilets in the area.
What is a bike hub?
The proposed bike hub would have:
- Public toilets;
- Change rooms;
- A bike repair station with a vending machine to sell repair equipment;
- Lockers; and,
- Subject to funding, a change room for people with disabilities
The bike hub is proposed to be located on council-owned land at the Church St end of Junction Square, behind the food and drink pods and opposite The Goods Shed building. See the map below.
What would it look like?
The bike hub building would be made from materials that complement the existing precinct, including recycled red brick and a galvanised steel roof.
How much would it cost to build?
The proposed bike hub would be jointly funded by council and the Victorian Government.
Council would contribute $150,000 and the State Government $90,000 through the Department of Transport’s Flexible Local transport Solutions Program.
What would the benefits be?
- Bring additional public toilets to the area;
- Be a resource for local cyclists;
- Encourage physical activity; and,
- Help Wodonga tap into the valuable growing cycling tourism market – an estimated 100,000 visitors a year cycle in North East Victoria (source: Tourism North East)
Why Junction Square?
Several sites around Wodonga were considered and Junction Square was chosen as the proposed site because of its location, connection to shared pathways, including the High Country Rail Trail, and potential to boost visitor numbers to the city.
What do you think?
There are several ways to have your say.
Online: Use the "online submission" section below
In person: Chat with us in Junction Square, Thursday, September 1, from 3.30pm to 6pm, or Friday, September 2, from 7.30am to 10am.
In writing: “Proposed bike hub at Junction Square”, PO Box 923, Wodonga, VIC, 3689