Nurses on bikes
CPIT nursing and human services staff will be improving their fitness and reducing petrol costs while attending placements across the city, thanks to two new staff bikes.
The Department has purchased two bikes for use by staff when travelling to placements across Christchurch.
Head of Department Cathy Andrew says staff suggested using bikes to get to clinical placements.
“Staff told me that biking was a timesaver with reduced hunting for car parks and was energising as well. Otherwise staff were taking taxis to get to Christchurch Hospital and other placements, many of which were within four Avenues,” she says.
“Buying the bikes was supporting the staff and also fits well within CPIT’s goals for sustainability and wellbeing by improving fitness and cutting down on petrol costs.”
The new bikes, from Bike Barn, are styled for frocks on bikes, have front/rear/chain guards, and an easy step through designed for comfortable riding.
“We expect the Stockholm black bikes with CPIT branding in the nursing colour purple should turn heads and raise our community profile,” Andrew says. “They are modern but old fashion style women’s bikes so look quite cool as well as being functional.”
The bikes are available to staff now and come booked out with adjustable purple helmets, bikelocks and high visibility clothing.