Local Councils and Cycling

Full Survey can be found here.

Based on responses by 55% of Local Councils:

  • Councils responding to the survey spent more than $72 million on bicycle-related programs in 2009-10.
  • Survey participants reported receiving $26m from Australian government and $26 m from State governments.
  • More than two thirds of responding councils either have a bicycle strategy or are working towards one.
  • There has been a significant increase in the proportion of councils undertaking cycling counts from 12% in 2007 to 21% in 2011.
  • As at June 2010, councils responding to the survey reported having constructed 11,704km of cycling infrastructure. When their cycle networks are complete the infrastructure will measure 17,842km.
  • Survey participants reported the installation of 508 sporting and recreational facilities including: 36 velodromes, 113 mountain biking facilities and 360 BMX/skate facilities.

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