Might be a long shot, but I'll ask anyway- can anyone suggest any CBD (or close to) companies that have a positive attitude and encourage staff to commute by bike? Also have good bike lock up facilities, showers etc.

Thanks in advance,


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I don't know about now, but at least up until 1999 (when I retired), Australia Post had such facilities in the GPO complex.  The sad thing is, that over the nearly 30 years that I worked there, the number of cyclists dropped from well over 100 each day to just two or three regulars.

Santos caters reasonably well for bike riders.  They have:

120 spaces in the Santos Centre with dedicated bike entrance (no good for 'bents, trikes, bakfiets or trailers).

Access to spaces in 2 other buildings with around 60 spaces each with space for odd shaped bikes.

Shower, change and locker facilities in three buildings.

A gym.

Free entry into the Bupa ride for the TDU.

Our own company cycling group mailing list.

During winter approx. 15% of the company ride to work on any given day.  During summer that figure escalates to somewhere between 20 - 25%.  For a company with around 1200 people working in Adelaide CBD I think this is an ok ratio for now.  It could be better.  BTW, I would score them as a Bronze level bike friendly business according to the League of American Bicyclists business test.

Pretty hard to go past Santos.

They set a very good standard.

Thanks, Santos are on my list- a lot of competition to get in though, not that I'll give up...

Adelaide City Council are probably another contender.

Adelaide University are pretty good. Commitment varies across the organisation, but is generally supportive. There plenty of secure lock-up facilities (I think there are 7 bike cages) and showers scattered around the North Terrace campus. There are even more open air bike racks to securely lock a bike to.

My building has a secure bike cage in the underground carpark, with 24 hour swipe access and space for approx 40 bikes. It has good quality male and female, modern change rooms with three shower cubicles each.

University security keep an eye on bicycles around the campus and put friendly reminder notices on bikes poorly locked up. If you forget your lock, you can borrow a heavy duty lock from security.

My guess, UniSA would be very similar.

I work at Adelaide Uni too, at the North Tce campus.  I am lucky in that I'm allowed to bring my bike into the building. The bike cages are good but seem to be very heavily used, they're always very crowded from what I've seen and the campus could do with more of them.  The participation rate among students and staff seems to be pretty high.  I know of several professors who ride every day which sets a good example.  

Even on cold & wet winter days there are always hundreds of bikes on campus.

Yep, academic institutions are all pretty good. UniSA, Flinders, SAHMRI all have secure storage, showers, etc. UniSA has free bike hire at City West, which is handy if you need to get to City East for a meeting.

Adelaide Uni has a underused bike cage in the upper basement of 10 Pulteney St if you are looking for space.

UniSA Mawson Lakes has a gym. $20 will get you a locker and showers for a year, which beats queuing for the other showers on campus. Mind you, the long canyons between the three-story buildings make you magpie-bait at this time of year.

Commercial realty-wise, class A1 building space is meant to have bike parking and showers. The practicality of those facilities is extremely variable.

Thanks for the the replies everyone. 

Government Services Group (SA Government) at Westpac House have secure bike parking, showers and lockers. They have promoted bike riding through the staff newsletter and accommodated running the 'Be safe, Be Seen' workshop at work 

Thanks, I'll check them out

SA Water have showers, lockers, change facilities and space for 140 bikes in their basement.


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