October 2023 marks the end of an era for our car share cleaning services
Launched in 2017 with GoGet, Flexicar, and then later Kinto, our move into car cleaning was a major milestone for Good Cycles, as it began our transitioning out of bike training. Our new focus, was to create meaningful jobs. Jobs that used the bicycle and environmental innovation to get cars and trucks off the road, while also supporting young people to new employment pathways and break through their barriers to employment.
Since 2017, we have provided employment to 142 staff members. In 2022 alone, car services cleaned over 7000 vehicles and prevented 350,000 litres of water waste by using waterless car cleaning technology.
Over the past six years, we have been privileged to have the support of GoGet, Flexicar, and Kinto. Their willingness to work with us, a social enterprise, has made a positive impact in the lives of countless young people by providing jobs and stability.
It’s through these partnerships we’ve been able to create jobs that align with our mission of reducing the barriers to employment for young people, and provide a stepping stone in a young person’s employment journey.
Since our car cleaning services began in 2017, we have:
Amidst the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, the support for our car services division shined brightest as car cleaning was deemed an essential service. Importantly, employing staff members throughout the challenging periods of lockdowns enabled our employees to work with secure employment, in a Covid-Safe environment.
Good Cycles is proud to report ZERO job losses have been recorded as the contract concludes. We are excited to be able to share that every City Services staff member has been trained in a new role, transferring relevant skills and knowledge within new and upcoming projects at Good Cycles.