Bicycle Tasmania Challenges Hobart to Act on Bicycle Infrastructure
Tasmania's peak cycling body has released its plan to develop bicycle infrastructure in Hobart, calling on local council to do more for bicycle users in 2014.
Bicycle Tasmania's Facilities Development Manager Alasdair Doyle said that to make bicycle riding an available transport option for more people, local governments must provide supportive facilities and connected networks.
“Cycling is on the increase in Hobart. It’s time that infrastructure funding better reflected the increased role and value of cycling amongst the community.” Said Mr Doyle.
Recent publications such as the Bicycle Expenditure Index suggest that the Hobart City Council dedicated the least amount on developing bicycle infrastructure of any capital city council in Australia, in recent years.
“There is a clear link between government investment in cycling and levels of participation”. Stated Mr Doyle.
“With the converging issues of climate change, rising obesity, traffic congestion and high fuel costs, there has simply never been a better time to invest in cycling.”
How you can support Building a Cycling City: 2014
Please take a moment to write or call the Hobart Lord Mayor Damon Thomas, urging council to act on bicycle infrastructure in 2014.
Lord Mayor Damon Thomas
phone: 0419 355 115