Canberrans have the highest rate of cycling participation in Australia. Cycling is good for the environment, keeps us healthy, and strengthens our community connections.
According to a recent report from WeRide and EY, the direct contribution of cycling to the ACT economy is $350 per person – the highest of any state or territory in Australia. It makes sense for the Commonwealth to back cyclists in the ACT.
Better cycling infrastructure will make our city more accessible for Canberrans and for the visitors who come to enjoy our natural and cultural attractions.
We call on the Federal Government to make a major commitment to boost funding for cycling infrastructure in the ACT.