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Student to give Bike Pod a makeover

By Katie Weiss

Lecturer Mark Hilton (left) and Certificate IV in Design students, Bonnie Hyland, Leigh Chisholm, and Nic Woods, plan to enhance the look of the new Bike Pod Lecturer Mark Hilton (left) and Certificate IV in Design students, Bonnie Hyland, Leigh Chisholm, and Nic Woods, plan to enhance the look of the new Bike Pod

A new bicycle haven at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus will feature cutting-edge graphics on its walls, created by one lucky student.

Students studying Certificate IV in Design with lecturer Mark Hilton will present design proposals for the walls of the new Bike Pod facility near the basketball court.

“The winning graphic will be selected at the end of Semester One and will be placed on the facility’s walls by a professional, Darwin-based signage company,” Mr Hilton said.

He said the project gave students an opportunity to build their portfolio of work for potential employers.

CDU Major Projects Office project manager Rik Jones said more than 60 cyclists had requested access to the Bike Pod since it opened in March.

“The Bike Pod is a state-of-the-art facility where staff and students can store their bicycles and take a shower that is solar-powered,” he said.

“Up to 38 bicycles can be stored at the Bike Pod, which also has 36 lockers for cyclists.”

The Bike Pod was project managed and delivered by CDU’s Major Projects Office as a part of a wider sustainability initiative on campus.