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Turnbull fails to get wheels turning on bike funding

Turnbull fails to get wheels turning on bike funding

Turnbull has let down people who ride bikes - or who want to ride bikes - with nothing in the federal budget for cycling.

“We hear a lot of talk from the Prime Minister about smart cities, but he has provided nothing for the smart transport option of bikes, which gets us out of traffic, reduces pollution and makes us healthier,” said the Australian Greens transport spokesperson Senator Janet Rice.

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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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