Advocacy

 

June 2014: Our southern advocate, Emma Pharo, surveyed the 29 Tasmanian councils along with two of her colleagues at the University of Tasmania.

This provided a snapshot of the status of each council in terms of their thinking around the provision of bicycle infrastructure in their area and also in their region more broadly.

Summary  and  full report

   

Bicycle Network Tasmania's advocacy activities include:

  • Working to improve conditions for all riders in Tasmania
  • Representation on BUGs and Council bicycle advisory committees 
  • Chair of the Tasmanian Bicycle Council
  • Engagement with the Australian Bicycle Council and other relevant national bodies
  • Locally deploying the experience and effectiveness of Bicycle Network to Tasmanian issues
  • Directly lobbying Councils, State and Federal politicians
  • Promoting activities and campaigns

Bicycle Network Tasmania supports programs and projects like:

  • Ride2Work
  • Ride2School
  • Super Tuesday annual bike count
  • Bike Week (annually in March)
  • Social Rides
  • Bike Futures conferences
  • The Five Alive! Program for kids
  • Valet bike parking for concerts and festivals

In the past, Bicycle Network Tasmania has played an important part in:

  • Lobbying and making submissions for improved conditions (e.g. cycle path along the Rokeby Road upgrade)
  • Eliminating the Bass Strait ferry cycle fee
  • Hosting non-competitive rides
  • Maintaining a presence in the media and a voice for Tasmanian riders since 1995.

You can follow our campaigns here, also read our fortnightly email update to members In The Loop, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Does that sound inspiring?  Please help!   We need riders to get involved

If you are trying to get attention from decisionmakers, here is a list of contacts.

 

In June 2014, our then southern advocate, Emma Pharo, surveyed the 29 Tasmanian councils along with two of her colleagues at the University of Tasmania. This provided a snapshot of the status of each council in terms of their thinking around the provision of bicycle infrastructure, in their area and also in their region more broadly. You can find the executive summary here and the full report here.