Good Cycles is a bike store with a difference. As a social enterprise, they use bikes to change lives by supporting employment pathways for young people who need a helping hand.
Over the past four years, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and the Good Cycles team have built a strong partnership, which serves as a great example of how philanthropy can nurture social innovation and entrepreneurship over a sustained period and numerous phases.
The most recent grants have supported Good Cycles to scope, pilot and scale-up their ambitious and innovative City Services Project.
Good Cycles identified a range of city services such as graffiti removal, parking meter servicing and bin cleaning across inner Melbourne that can be delivered using cargo bikes, which also alleviate inner city traffic congestion and can access locations where larger vehicles may be more constrained.