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A photo of two women standing on orange Neuron e-scooters on Flinders Street in Melbourne. They are both wearing white helmets and white, red and black Melbourne Zero branded t-shirts. The background is Flinders Street Station which is partially obstructed by a green tram passing by.

Eyes Open Ride: Stories from the Streets

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Melbourne Zero supported by Launch Housing, Neuron Mobility, City of Melbourne, Youth Projects, The Big Issue

Description

Eyes Open Ride: Stories from the Streets is a unique scooter tour of the Melbourne CBD which will open people’s eyes to the experience of being homeless in Melbourne. An Open House Melbourne and Melbourne Zero event, together we will explore some of the city’s iconic landmarks by scooter as we hear the lesser-told stories from Melbourne’s streets. Beyond the tour, it’s also an opportunity for people to rediscover Melbourne and its spaces through new eyes, contributing to a more compassionate understanding of ourselves, our community and our city.

What's On

Tour groups will hear from speakers who will share their unique perspectives about homelessness, and solutions, at iconic Melbourne locations. This event is brought to you by Melbourne Zero, a growing movement of individuals, businesses and community organisations working together to end rough sleeping in our city by 2030.

Image: (1) Flinders Street. Photo: Mathew Lynn, Launch Housing.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 + Sunday 28 July
Tours run 2pm + 4pm
Running for 75 minutes in groups of 15

Bookings required—$7 booking fee applies
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July

Attendees must be over 16
Meet outside the ACMI entrance near 111 Flinders Street.
Wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Dress for the weather - it’s Melbourne, things can change quickly!
Please be prepared to adhere to the road rules and instructions of the tour guide.
Attendees must be over the age of 16. As spots are limited, if you find yourself unable to attend, please notify the event organiser as soon as possible. This allows us to offer your spot to someone else who may be on the waiting list.

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ACCESSIBILITY

Available online post-event

While the e-scooters will not be accessible, we encourage people to enjoy the post-event self-guided tour. All sites visited on the tour should be wheelchair accessible, so it could be an option for people to take part in a wheelchair instead of by scooter.

Location

111 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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