In November 2012 NSW Roads and Maritime Services published How to Prepare a Bike Plan guidelines and online tool. The guide, predominately for local councils, can be used by anyone who wants to develop a bike plan, for example schools, hospitals, universities and businesses. The online tool is designed to work in conjunction with the guideline and will help create, organise and manage the delivery of a bike plan.
A bike plan provides a coordinated and strategic approach to delivering cycling infrastructure and promotional programs for a local community. The plan enables government and the community to develop cycling objectives and identify the activities needed to achieve them.
A bike plan will be instrumental in the process to secure future funding for projects. It can also be used as a checklist for all the aspects that should be included in a new or existing bike plan.