National Cycling Strategy 2011-16: Implementation Report 2011 (Australia)
In November 2012 the Australian Bicycle Council published the National Cycling Strategy 2011-16: Implementation Report 2011. This report provides an overview of progress towards the objectives of the National Cycling Strategy 2011-16. The Australian Bicycle Council’s National Cycling Participation Survey provided the baseline for the Strategy’s target of doubling the number of peoplecycling in Australia by 2016. In this first year of the strategy Australian states and territories invested $89.08 million in cycling related infrastructure, education and promotion to reach that target.
In this first year of the National Cycling Strategy:
- Australian states and territories invested $89.09 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 has been 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.
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