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Cover of National Australian Cycling Strategy
National Australian Cycling Strategy
  • Publication no: AP-C85-05
  • ISBN: 1 921139 14 5
  • Published: 1 December 2005

Over recent years, Australia has seen a significant growth in bicycle ownership and use. Australians are becoming increasingly aware of the convenience, enjoyment and widespread health and environmental benefits of cycling. As a result, initiatives to promote and increase this activity have been incorporated into many government agency programs within the portfolios of Health, Roads and Transport, Education, Environment, Tourism, Sport and Local Government.

The Australian National Cycling Strategy 2005-2010 has been developed as a coordinating framework identifying responsibilities that lie with the various governments of all levels, community and industry stakeholders to encourage and facilitate increased cycling in Australia. It sets out actions, with targets, timeframes and resources that will ensure the continued growth of this important component of Australias transport system.

  • Foreword
  • Vision and Priorities
  • 1. Background
    • 1.1. Development and Consultation
    • 1.2. Resourcing the Strategy
  • 2. Why an Australian National Cycling Strategy is Important
    • 2.1. The Role of the National Cycling Strategy
    • 2.2. More Cycling will have Multiple Benefits
    • 2.3. Cycling is Increasing in Importance in Australia
    • 2.4. International Trends towards National Support for Cycling
  • 3. Challenges and Opportunities
  • 4. Priorities
    • 4.1. Priority 1 Improved Coordination
    • 4.2. Priority 2 Integrated Planning
    • 4.3. Priority 3 Infrastructure and Facilities
    • 4.4. Priority 4 Road Safety
    • 4.5. Priority 5 Cycling Support and Promotion
    • 4.6. Priority 6 Increased Professional Capacity
  • 5. Key Actions
    • 5.1. Priority 1 Improved Coordination
    • 5.2. Priority 2 Integrated Planning
    • 5.3. Priority 3 Infrastructure and Facilities
    • 5.4. Priority 4 Road Safety
    • 5.5. Priority 5 Cycling Support and Promotion
    • 5.6. Priority 6 Increased Professional Capacity
  • 6. Management and Coordination
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
  • Appendix C