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Latte Locks to safeguard Bay bikes

Wednesday 16 January 2019

In a first for South Australian cyclists, riders across Holdfast Bay will have the unique opportunity to borrow a ‘Latte Lock’ (bike lock) while frequenting their favourite café or eatery.

An initiative of the City of Holdfast Bay, Latte Locks will initially see nine local businesses trial the locks which will be available throughout the Santos Tour Down Under and beyond.

The Adelaide CBD to Glenelg Linear Park is the most frequented cycle route for cyclists in metropolitan Adelaide and with the development of the Coastal Park that runs from Outer Harbour to Sellicks Beach, with continuous pathways from Semaphore to Marino, cyclists will now have the added benefit of stopping at secure locations for their bikes and enjoy Holdfast Bay eateries.

City of Holdfast Bay Mayor Amanda Wilson said the Latte Lock initiative has been developed to promote active living and the use of sustainable transport and aims to increase vibrancy within Holdfast Bay retail precincts amongst cyclists.

“It is widely known that cyclists often don’t carry bike locks and like to frequent the city’s popular cafes while sitting close by to their prize possession. Local and visiting cyclists will now enjoy the convenience of borrowing a bike lock from 10 participating businesses from Glenelg through to Seacliff,” Ms Wilson said.

The trial aims to encourage active living and reduce the carbon footprint by increasing the number of people actively involved in sustainable transport modes. Additionally there are three locations to attend to bike repairs or add air to tyres.

The trial has been met with enthusiasm by the participating businesses and local bike stores and provides cyclists with a secure stopping point across the whole of city with access to each of the bike pump stations along the way. Participating businesses include:

  1. 1. Cibo (Glenelg)
  2. 2. Broadway Kiosk (Broadway)
  3. 3. Seafaring Fools (Broadway)
  4. 4. Zambreros (Glenelg)
  5. 5. The Greens Sandwich + Café (Glenelg)
  6. 6. Mamma Carmella (Glenelg)
  7. 7. Seacliff Hotel (Seacliff)
  8. 8. Cream (Brighton)
  9. 9. Alimentary (Brighton)

Highly visible footpath decals at each bike rack and window decals at participating businesses will guide cyclists on where to borrow the Latte Locks.