Any cycling death is a tragedy and one death too many. But two years ago a brilliant young violinist, Richard Pollett was run over by an overtaking truck in Brisbane. Richard was 25 years old and was already a leading Australian musician who had been scheduled to perform as a soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
City of Adelaide Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood and South Australian Road Safety Minister Michael O’Brien recently joined a group of cyclists outside Treadly Bike Shop in central Adelaide to launch ‘Velo-Fringe’
Two years ago the Queensland Government funded the first Asia Pacific Cycle Congress (APCC), held in Brisbane. This year it was back, hosted by the Gold Coast City Council and held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.
After several years of lobbying by the Cycling Promotion Fund (CPF), the Federal Minister for Transport, Anthony Albanese has made the announcement that projects funded through Nation Building II (a funding pool of up to $16 billion), must include a provision for active travel including walking and riding.
Bicycle Industries Australia (BIA) regularly collects data on the current position on the industry.
This data is distributed to both wholesalers and retailers to assist in business decisions.
The data is also used heavily in representations to state and federal governments by the BIA and the Cycling Promotion Fund (CPF) on the industries behalf to gain greater investment in cycling infrastructure, programs and policies.