UWA cyclists and architecture students have been recognised at the recent TravelSmart Awards 2014, organised by the Department of Transport.
UWA won a Bikeley Award - which acknowledges contributions made during Bikeweek - for our collaborative project to encourage cycling as an alternative transport.
Alongside the City of Nedlands, Campus Management organised the UWA Nedlands Bike Breakfast. Staff, students and members of the community were encouraged to cycle to the University Club for a group breakfast and bike health check-up, and to rub shoulders with dignitaries at the launch of WestCycle's strategic framework for cycling in Western Australia.
Dr Helen Whitbread of Campus Management accepted the award alongside the City of Nedlands' Christie Downie and WestCycle's Clint Shaw. On receiving the award, Helen said: "It was very pleasing that UWA was recognised in the Bikeley Awards. The 2014 Bike Breakfast was very well subscribed and a great collaborative success, and UWA is proud to be a significant contributor to sustainable modes of travel in Western Australia."
Elsewhere, the TravelSmart Build Award was presented to the City of Nedlands for their work with UWA's architecture students in building a unique bus shelter, located on Stirling Highway.
David Bylund's Masters students created the bus shelter as part of a unit which concentrates on the use of plantation timbers. It was part of the students' mid-year exhibition - and one that is permanent.
David Stacey (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 7977 /(+61 4) 32 637 716
Alana Pham (UWA Campus Management) (+61 8) 6488 7544