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Greens back Fund Our Future campaign for outer suburbs

The Australian Greens have thrown support behind a plan that ensures people living in the expanding outer suburbs of Australia’s capital cities have access to the same services of inner-city residents.

“Populations have exploded in the outer suburbs over the last decade, but there has been nowhere near the same growth in essential services for the residents of these suburbs,” said the Australian Greens spokesperson for sustainable cities Senator Scott Ludlam. 

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Senate calls on Abbott to get serious about cyclist safety

Senate calls on Abbott to get serious about cyclist safety

In light of the recent tragic death of Alberto Paulon in Melbourne, the Senate has called on the government to commit to bike rider safety and to invest in cycling infrastructure.

“This government needs to do its fair share and invest seriously in cycling infrastructure, to make our roads safe for cyclists and other road users,” said the Australian Greens spokesperson for transport and infrastructure Senator Janet Rice.

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Government snubs investment in cycleways



Question No. 293

Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, upon notice, on 18 March 2014:

With reference to the 2013 State of Australian Cities Report, which found the proportion of journeys to work made by bicycle is now the highest it has been in 40 years, how will the Government support this shift.

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

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.

"The Greens' plan for an $80 million national annual funding program for cycling would come from unallocated funds in the Nation Building Two program, and will not affect funding for safety-related road projects," Australian Greens Infrastructure Spokesperson, Senator for WA Scott Ludlam said.

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

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.

Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam developed the bike blackspot smartphone app used to report the site to Minister Buswell.

"Cyclist Travis Deane told the Minister in writing that this cycling blind-spot needed mirrors on May 3rd last year. Today there are still no mirrors and he broke bones in a front-on collision with another cyclist," said Senator Ludlam.

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

Scott Ludlam 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.

The Greens 2029 Perth Bike Plan is a costed package that will deliver around 6600km of safe, separated and well maintained bike lanes and paths across Perth by the year 2029.

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