About Us About Us
Uminonakamichi/Shikanoshima area in the east of Fukuoka city is blessed with abundant nature, a long history, and unique foods and culture. Many tourists visit from within Japan as well as overseas.
Because of the attractive nature and geography, the number of cyclists (people who love cycling) is increasing. However, it can be said that more could be done to ensure safe riding and increase understanding from local residents.
With this in mind, in partnership with businesses and groups both from within and outside the area, we have been working towards a safer cycling environment, and finding ways for people to enjoy the foods and nature – the natural resources – and helping the local community to become more vibrant in this area since April 2015 when the council was established.
- Target area
- Island City
Promotion of bicycle use
Within the area working together with remtal cycle businesses to inprove things for a safer and more enjoyable riding environment, while also helping to raise the appeal of cycle tourism.
Socail action program
A part of the income from rental cycle shops and cycle stations is donated to help the local community. This is called the One Bike Local Good Fund
This is used to help local groups and events, working together with NPO, towards sustained local safety and development for cylists.
- Cyclists clean up day
- Rental cycle shop is taking a portion of the profit from cycle stations and using it for contribution to the local commnity “One Bike for Local Good”
To this end, we are working together with the local NPO Green City Fukuoka to protect Shikanoshima’s natural environment. For example, activities like cleaning the cycling route roads up to Shiomi Park.
- Cycle Aid
- To make cycling safe and enjoyable, we have asked local shops and businesses to cooperate with things like having bike pumps or repair kits on hand
there are 4 Cycle Aid places (as of 2020)
※These places have the tools available, however they do not do the reapairs – that is up to the cyclists themselves
- Share the Road movement
- 1.5m Consideration Movement that started in Ehime prefecture
Leave a 1.5m space when over taking bicyles on a road and giving way to them are ways to show consideration to cyclists as they share the road with cars.
Event planning and operation
Organizing and holding cycling events that showcase the area’s seasons and local events giving people a chance to try cycling. Giving people a chance to try things like a sports bike. Interaction with the local community through rental cycles. These are some of the activities we are taking part in. As well as cooperation with cycle related events in the area.
Public Relations activities
Area promotion through cycling maps, pamphlets and advertising.
- PR video
Research and suggestions
Making a safe and comfortable environment for cyclists. Research and meetings with the relavent institutions working towards an environment where cyclists, cars, and pedestrians can use the roads safely and in a cooperative way.
History of the council
※■in concert with other entrepreneurs
Shikanoshima Uminonakamichi Cycle-tourism Council