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Tell us what you think about riding in Sydney

Time is running out to have your say on our cycling strategy. The City’s cycling strategy manager Fiona Campbell reveals why you should get involved

Why is there a new bike strategy?

“We’ve been building Sydney’s bike network for the past 10 years and we’ve made some good progress. Our new draft strategy guides our future work through to 2030.”

What’s new in it?

“Our new plan has 4 aims: connecting the network, supporting people to ride, supporting businesses and leading by example. Each of those priorities have quite a few actions we intend to work towards. We want to hear from our community to make sure we’ve got it right and haven’t missed anything.”

Why is it important for people to have their say?

“Our first draft strategy in 2007 didn’t include separated cycleways. People told us during consultation that’s what they wanted. As a result, separated cycleways were included in the version that went back to Council and that’s how we began building them.

“We’ve since created new cycleways like Kent and Bourke streets because that’s where people told us they wanted to ride. You can now ride from North Sydney, through the city, all the way to the airport on safe, separated bike routes – that’s a great example of people power!”

Have many people had their say so far?

“Yes – we’ve already received some feedback about the new draft plan, but there’s still time to have your say. There’s a quick online survey or you can send us a more detailed email. Perhaps there’s somewhere you’d like to see a new cycleway or safety improved, or we’ve got it wrong - now is the time to tell us.”

Feedback for the consultation closed on Tuesday 7 August.

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