The National Strategy 1999-2004
Australia Cycling complements other national initiatives such
as National Greenhouse Strategy and Active Australia. Vision Increased
cycling for transport and recreation to enhance the well-being of
Goal Double bicycle use by the year 2004.
Objectives Australia Cycling has 6 objectives that embrace coordination,
integration, facilities, safety, information and education. These
objectives are listed below and each one is expanded into strategies
on the following pages.
Objective 1 Australia Cycling is implemented and reviewed in a
coordinated and collaborative manner.
Objective 2 Policy and planning integrates cycling as a valued
Objective 3 Facilities exist that support increased cycling.
Objective 4 Safety for cyclists, on and off road, is continuously
Objective 5 The benefits of cycling are recognised by decision
makers and the Australian community.
Objective 6 Cycling is incorporated into all appropriate areas
of education training and professional development. The National
Greenhouse Strategy Commonwealth of Australia, 1998 Section 5.9
Walking and cycling will be promoted through:
- (i) action to improve facilities and promote the benefits of
walking and cycling,
- (ii) reviewing, and where necessary amending, relevant strategic
plans, laws and regulations, local area t traffic management standards
and guides to address barriers to walking and cycling;
- (iii) considering a range of speed limits for motor vehicles
within residential and selected retail and commercial areas with
the aim of improving safety and amenity or cyclists and pedestrians
in harmony with local area plans;
- (iv) reviewing and where appropriate updating the National
Bicycle Strategy consistent with the above.
joint initiative of: