Lord Mayor Clover Moore is reminding Sydneysiders to have their say on the City of Sydney's new cycling strategy and action plan before August 7.
The cycling strategy details the missing links needed to create a network of separated cycleways, shared paths and streets with low traffic, and outlines the City's four key priorities to get more people riding:
- Connecting the network: linking the city-wide bike network to make it safer for people to ride;
- Supporting people to ride: making it easier for people to start or continue riding, especially through encouraging safe and respectful behaviour from both cyclists and drivers;
- Supporting business: partnering with employers to encourage staff to ride; and
- Leading by example: sharing our experience with our local community and with others beyond the City's local area.
"More than one thousand people have already provided feedback and we want to encourage others to also do so," the Lord Mayor said.
"We need the NSW Government to hear loud and clear from the community that this is a priority so that they work with us to complete the network.
"In the past ten years, we've built popular routes such as the Kent Street cycleway, where bike use has increased more than 500 per cent. Across the City of Sydney, the number of people riding has doubled.
"A connected bike network will help keep our city moving, cut congestion and provide a safe and sustainable transport alternative for the 1.2 million people who live within a 30 minute ride of the inner city."
Taverner Research recently found 62 per cent of people agreed bikes help cut congestion on roads and free up seats on public transport. A majority want Sydney's bike network built faster.
65 per cent of people agreed that Sydney should have a bike network like those in other major cities around the world.
Workplaces, organisations and individuals are encouraged to give feedback on the plans on the Sydney Your Say website before Tuesday 7 August.
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