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Vehicles For Change

Today marks a new direction in the journey of The Squeaky Wheel. 

This direction includes a beautiful new website and brand, and a new service model based around five key areas - rides and tours, programming, bicycle parking, campaigns and training. We're also launching a huge program of activities that you can take part in, delivered in partnership with clients, collaborators and friends

We do this at the same time as transitioning to a new organisational model, a Not For Profit Company Limited by Guarantee, overseen by an experienced Board of Directors who will steer The Squeaky Wheel through the next stage of growth.

We are big believers in the change a bicycle can bring, and will advocate for this as widely as possible. Our work is designed to make every participant, client, audience member and the wider community a vehicle for this change.

We know that riding a bike improves physical health, mental health, community health and the health of the environment.  We know that it generates prosperity, makes transport more accessible, cities more liveable and roads more loveable. And yet, here in Melbourne, just 2% of trips are taken by bike.

This needs to change.

Our vision is that Australian culture supports bike riding as a mainstream transport choice. The statistics tell us it's a long road ahead but we hope you'll join us for the journey.

So welcome to The (new and improved) Squeaky Wheel.
A place where everyone is a vehicle for change. 

 

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Today marks a new direction in the journey of The Squeaky Wheel. <\/p>

This direction includes a beautiful new website and brand, and a new service model based around five key areas - <\/a>rides and tours<\/a>, programming<\/a>, bicycle parking<\/a>, campaigns<\/a> and training<\/a>. We're also launching a huge program of activities<\/a> that you can take part in, delivered in partnership with clients, collaborators and friends<\/a>. <\/p>

We do this at the same time as transitioning to a new organisational model, a Not For Profit Company Limited by Guarantee, overseen by an experienced Board of Directors<\/a> who will steer The Squeaky Wheel through the next stage of growth.<\/p>

We are big believers in the change a bicycle can bring, and will advocate for this as widely as possible. Our work is designed to make every participant, client, audience member and the wider community a vehicle for this change.<\/p>

We know that riding a bike improves physical health, mental health, community health and the health of the environment.  We know that it generates prosperity, makes transport more accessible, cities more liveable and roads more loveable. And yet, here in Melbourne, just 2% of trips are taken by bike.<\/p>

This needs to change.<\/p>

Our vision<\/a> is that Australian culture supports bike riding as a mainstream transport choice. The statistics tell us it's a long road ahead but we hope you'll join us for the journey.<\/p>

So welcome to The (new and improved) Squeaky Wheel.
A place where everyone is a vehicle for change. <\/p>

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Today marks a new direction in the journey of The Squeaky Wheel. <\/p>

This direction includes a beautiful new website and brand, and a new service model based around five key areas - <\/a>rides and tours<\/a>, programming<\/a>, bicycle parking<\/a>, campaigns<\/a> and training<\/a>. We're also launching a huge program of activities<\/a> that you can take part in, delivered in partnership with clients, collaborators and friends<\/a>. <\/p>

We do this at the same time as transitioning to a new organisational model, a Not For Profit Company Limited by Guarantee, overseen by an experienced Board of Directors<\/a> who will steer The Squeaky Wheel through the next stage of growth.<\/p>

We are big believers in the change a bicycle can bring, and will advocate for this as widely as possible. Our work is designed to make every participant, client, audience member and the wider community a vehicle for this change.<\/p>

We know that riding a bike improves physical health, mental health, community health and the health of the environment.  We know that it generates prosperity, makes transport more accessible, cities more liveable and roads more loveable. And yet, here in Melbourne, just 2% of trips are taken by bike.<\/p>

This needs to change.<\/p>

Our vision<\/a> is that Australian culture supports bike riding as a mainstream transport choice. The statistics tell us it's a long road ahead but we hope you'll join us for the journey.<\/p>

So welcome to The (new and improved) Squeaky Wheel.
A place where everyone is a vehicle for change. <\/p>

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