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Marsha Thomson MP to open VU's new bike hub

Member for Footscray, Marsha Thomson MP will join Victoria University staff and students at the University's Footscray Nicholson Campus on 2 March to launch VU's new bike hub. The hub is part of the University's commitment to sustainable transport and has been installed to increase the number of students and staff cycling to the campus.

Journalists and photographers are welcome to attend

The bike hub, a partnership project funded by the Victorian Government, will include parking spots for up 41 bikes in a secure lock-up area with shower facilities and lockers.

The bike hub is one of two being installed at the University, with a similar facility to open later this year at its Footscray Park Campus in its new Learning Commons Exercise Science and Sport building.

Both projects are funded by a $166,000 grant from the Victorian Government's Local Area Access Program.

VU has set a target to increase the number of staff and students using sustainable transport by five per cent each year.

What: Launch of the Footscray Nicholson Bike Hub and celebration afternoon tea

Where: Victoria University, Footscray Nicholson Campus, Nicholson Street, Footscray, Courtyard between Beanland and Telford Buildings, Melway Reference 42-C6

When: Tuesday 2 March 2010

Time: 1.00pm-2.00pm

Who: VU staff and students on bicycles. Member for Footscray Marsha Thomson, MP

Media Contact:

Ann Marie Angebrandt, Media Officer

Marketing and Communications Department, Victoria University

Ph: (03) 9919-5487

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