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Government snubs investment in cycleways

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER

MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

MEDIA RELEASE
2 January 2013

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

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.

The Amy Gillett Foundation has estimated 50 cyclists died on the nation's roads in 2013 compared with an average of 35.

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

Question: 12
Topic: Provision of Bike Paths alongside Freeways
Asked By: Senator LUDLAM
Type of Question: Written
Date set by the committee for the return of answer: 7 December 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?

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

Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON NOTICE Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport Supplementary Budget Estimates 16 October 2012 Question: 11
Topic: National Cycling Strategy
Asked By: Senator LUDLAM
Type of Question: Written
Date set by the committee for the return of answer: 7 December 2012

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Estimates questions on cycling infrastructure - Senator Scott Ludlam

Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON NOTICE Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport Supplementary Budget Estimates 16 October 2012 Question: 10
Topic: Bike Paths
Asked By: Senator LUDLAM
Type of Question: Written
Date set by the committee for the return of answer: 7 December 2012

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