The City of Greater Bendigo are reducing the number of fleet cars used by staff by providing bicycles as an alternative mode of travel for short distance trips. In 2015 – 2016 staff cut car travel by approximately 2500 km by opting to book out a fleet bike instead.
Robert Kretschmer, council planning and policy officer, says this saved on fuel costs and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
The project started out in 2013 as a trial with four fleet bikes. The success of the fleet means it has grown to 17 bikes. In three years staff traveled more than 6000 km on pedal power.
In November 2016 the City of Greater Bendigo launched CyclePort – a sophisticated bike fleet management system.
Read here for an Article in the Age about BikeFleet