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Cover of National Cycling Strategy 2011-16: Implementation Report 2011
National Cycling Strategy 2011-16: Implementation Report 2011
  • Publication no: AP-C93-12
  • Published: 30 November 2012

In November 2012 the Australian Bicycle Council published a report that outlines the progress made on the National Cycling Strategy in 2011.

In this first year of the National Cycling Strategy 2011-16:

  • Australian states and territories invested $89.08 million in cycling related infrastructure, education and promotion in 2010-11
  • Based on the limited current data available, the growth in cycling participation is mixed however there are some examples of significant growth. Victoria has seen a 12% increase and the Northern Territory a 36% increase in their counts of bicycle riders in comparison to 2010. Sydney has seen a 50% increase in people who ride in a typical week from 2010 to 2011
  • The sales of bicycles and accessories is valued at $1 billion a year, which generates around $100 million in GST revenue for the Government
  • The bicycle industry employs around 10,000 people, generating around $139 million in income tax revenue, and cycle tourism events and trails generate $254 million a year.