Cycling

media-releases

Alarming increase in cycling deaths: Greens back one-metre passing rule

02 Jan 2014

Responding to the rise in the number of cyclists deaths, Greens transport spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has called on all state and federal governments to back the introduction of a one-metre passing distance rule to make roads safer.

media-releases

Tony Abbott: the Lycra cyclist who won’t fund bike paths

05 Sep 2013

The Australian Greens have called on the Australian Government to spend a fraction of its multi-billion annual transport budget on building bike paths - an area of transport infrastructure ignored by both the older parties.

media-releases

One year of inaction on bike blackspot ends with cyclist in hospital

23 May 2013

More than one year after warning Transport Minister Troy Buswell to fix a Perth cycling blackspot, a cyclist has been hospitalised after a crash at the very same site.

estimates

Estimates questions from Senator Scott Ludlam on the provision of bike paths alongside freeways

14 Dec 2012

With reference to ‘Positive provision' of bike paths alongside freeways;

1. Is this Department responsible for overseeing the provision of bike paths attached to federally funded roads?

 

estimates

Estimates questions from Senator Scott Ludlam on the National Cycling Strategy.

14 Dec 2012

The National Cycling Strategy 2005-10 noted that spending across all three spheres of government on cycling infrastructure and facilities, coordination and planning, road safety for cyclists and cycling promotion and education was in the order of $100 million each year, and that this compared to more than $5 billion being spent on new road infrastructure annually.

estimates

Estimates questions on cycling infrastructure - Senator Scott Ludlam

14 Dec 2012

The Dept of Regional Australia administered the $40m Bike Paths component of the 2009 Jobs Fund, in which 175 projects were approved, and created more than 1130 short term jobs, and nearly 550 long term jobs, 80 work experience positions, and 90 traineeships1. Please outline specifically how this Department is responsible for bike infrastructure.

audio

Scott speaks to ABC Perth about the city's Bike Network

16 Nov 2012

Senator Scott Ludlam speaks to Geoff Hutchison on ABC 720's Morning Program about the Greens' ambitious plan to improve the safety, extent and use of the Perth Bike Network.

 

 

video

Launch of the Bike Blackspot app

24 Mar 2012

Senator Scott Ludlam, Heinrich Benz and Clint Shaw launch the Bike Blackspot App for iPhone at the Northbridge Piazza.

estimates

Senator Ludlam: Nation Building Program, RURAL, REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE, Senate Estimates 14 February 2012

22 Mar 2012

Topics covered:

·         National Urban Policy objectives

·         National Cycling Strategy

·         Impact or influence of energy policy and cheap oil on infrastructure policy and decisions

·         Peak Oil 

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