Dunedin Training Centre trainee Zane Grant (17) moves the
consignment of Christchurch bikes yesterday. Photo by
A long-distance recycling project was rolled out in
Dozens of bikes arrived in Dunedin from Christchurch, where
they were surplus to a Canterbury District Health Board
project to provide transport for low-income individuals and
The 70 bicycles will be renovated and used for the South
Dunedin Community Bike Library Project.
Dunedin City Council safe and sustainable travel co-ordinator
Charlotte Flaherty said yesterday they were a huge boost to
''Getting this many cycles in one go will add a huge amount
of impetus,'' Mrs Flaherty said.
''Those bikes that can be readily repaired will be fixed up
by the Dunedin Training Centre, as part of their trade skills
''Those that cannot be repaired will be dismantled for parts
through the Department of Corrections Probation Services.''
The bike library project pilot scheme, which starts next
year, will allow people to borrow bikes, locks and helmets
free of charge.