Getting Around in Community Project - GAIC
The Getting Around in Community (GAIC) project aims to work with individuals, community groups and organisations to develop and trial sustainable transport options that make a difference to the local Blue Mountains community. GAIC is a three year Blue Mountains-wide project funded by Community Builders NSW and based at Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (MMNC).
The project commenced in February 2011 and is led by Suzan Mehmet the GAIC project worker and auspiced by MMNC.
To date, the project has involved:
- Establishing an e-mail list and Facebook page for information sharing
- Planning for a number of activities and workshops over the three year period of the project: including bike skills workshops, transport forums, walking groups and other ideas generated by the community.
- Development of a Blue Mountains Transport Guide. The first edition of the guide was launched in August 2011. PDF copies can be downloaded from the MMNC Centre website www.mmnc.org.au/sustainable_transport.html or the Blue Mountains City Council website www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/sustainableliving/bluemountainstransportguide. Another edition of the Blue Mountains Transport Guide is planned, and updated information for the next edition of the guide is welcome.
The project is seeking input from Blue Mountains residents, groups and organisations wanting to partner to develop sustainable transport options that suit the local community – some examples might be walking groups, walking buses, cycling, public transport, car-pooling for work, study or shopping and sharing bikes.
For more information visit www.mmnc.org.au/sustainable_transport.html or email . You can find GAIC on Facebook – Facebook/Blue Mountains Sustainable Transport or phone 4759 2692,
Sweet success: Celebrating the launch of the new Blue Mountains Transport Guide was Jasmine Payget from Blue Mountains Sustainable Transport Alliance, Clr Eleanor Gibbs, Getting Around in Community project worker Suzan Mehmet, Blue Mountains MP Roza Sage, Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre manager Mick Barrett, and Clr Chris Van der Kley.
This item was posted in September 2011.