Vineyard Lutheran School have officially unveiled their new bike shelter at a special community assembly last month.
The Hon Geoff Brock, MP for Frome, and Mrs Sue McMillan, Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, attended the official ribbon cutting ceremony to declare the shelter open for use.
Funding for the shelter was received through the Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure’s Way2Go intiative, which promotes active travel options for primary school students.
Vineyard Lutheran Principal Mrs. Michelle Keller said the new shelter was helping to promote active travel, alongside the school’s Bike Education program.
“A number of our students live out of the town, and by continuing the riding throughout the day, we encourage active travel and promote the use of the Riesling trail both for school transport and family weekend activities,” she said.
Previously staff and students had to park their bikes out in the open, but the shelter offers a more secure and weather proof option for riders.
It is hoped that it will also encourage more students to find an active travel option to get to school with its close proximity to the Riesling Trail providing a safe travel route.
The new bike shelter has received a warm reception from students at Vineyard Lutheran, with the number of riders at the school almost doubling.