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Bicycle NSW advocates on behalf of everyone who rides a bike.  We need your help, especially at the local level, to make NSW a better place to ride.

Bicycle NSW supports and encourages local advocates who share our mission of "creating a better environment for all bike riders".

The advocacy resources below provide useful guidance on the basics of advocacy for our community and network of bicycle riders to use when working with or on behalf of Bicycle NSW.

We provide general information that describe the landscape of Government, the planning process and how all bicycle advocates can help Bicycle NSW achieve our mission of creating a better environment for cycling.



Making Cycling a Priority in your area

Click through to read and download our Guide to Community Strategic Plans - How to make cycling + Walking a priority in your NSW Council. All NSW Council's will be working through the Community Strategic Planning process over 2016 and 2017. This will be the perfect opportunity to actively be involved in defining the future of cycling in your area.

The guide covers:

  • Understanding what a Strategic Plan is
  • Integrated Planning & Reporting
  • Meeting with your local Councillors
  • Being involved in consultation


Safe Streets Neighbourhood

Click through to read and download the Safe Streets Neighbourhoods model for individual advocates. The model is fundamentally about seeking council plans and actions to slow traffic in local streets, following the 'Safe-street Neighbourhoods' model and case - lower speed limits and redesign such streets.

This model complements Bicycle NSW's 'How to make cycling + Walking a priority in your NSW Council'.

The guide covers:

  • Safety considerations
  • Reduce motoring danger
  • Perceptions matter
  • Travel time, benefits and costs
  • Social and environmental benefots
  • The way forward
  • Auditing and mapping neighbourhood streets
  • Regulatory framework and opportunities

Guide to Analysing Planning Documents

Click through to read our Guide to Analysing Planning Documents.

The guide covers:

  • How to Find Plans/Projects
  • What Other Information Should You Collect
  • How to Examine a Plan/Project
  • How to Provide Feedback

Guide to Preparing Submissions

Click through to read about how to write submissions.

This section covers

  • Learn How to Analyse Plans & Projects
  • Understanding the Political Landscape
  • Writing in Support
  • Preparing your Own Submissions