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Bicycle NSW is excited to announce two Better Streets events happening this weekend in Wollongong and Sydney. These events bring together communities, advocacy groups, and politicians to promote safe and healthy streets that are accessible to everyone.

A Better Street has space for people to linger and participate in community life. Traffic is slow and there is seating and shade (Source: Better Streets)

Better Streets is teaming up with local groups

In Wollongong, Better Streets is teaming up with local groups such as Safe Streets to School Wollongong, Illawarra Bicycle Users Group, Healthy Cities Illawarra, The Disability Trust, and 30Please to advocate for safe, healthy, and accessible streets. Particularly streets that give people more options to move around safely and enjoyably in the Illawarra. 

Lena Huda, spokesperson for Safe Streets to School Wollongong said: “We need Better Streets for our children to get around independently in the Illawarra. Many streets are too hard to cross and as a consequence our children miss out on walking and riding through local streets and to school. More walking and riding has many benefits, like boosting children's physical and mental health.”

Better Streets Weekend Sunday 5th March

On March 5th, a gathering will take place in support of Better Streets. Participants will be walking or riding from Thirroul to Towradgi via Woonona also stopping at local playgrounds along the way. State candidates, Wollongong Councillors, and media are invited to join the fun. Find out more about the event here or on facebook here

Come and meet other Better Streets supporters 4th March

Meanwhile, in Sydney, Better Streets is partnering with Bicycle NSW to organise the inaugural Better Streets Walk and Ride on March 4th. The event will start at Herald Square near Circular Quay and participants will ride, walk, and roll their way along 4km of separated cycleway to Prince Alfred Park in Redfern. The event is family-friendly, and everyone is welcome to participate.

 Sydney will use fantastic new separated cycleways on Pitt Street, King Street and College Street.  Pitt Street feels so calm and shady now it has been reconfigured! (Source: Better Streets)

HelloRide, Lime, Beam and Neuron 50% off all bikes  

To support the Better Streets mission, Bicycle NSW partner HelloRide, along with Lime, Beam and Neuron are offering 50% off all their bikes as a special promotion for the Better Streets Weekend. By providing affordable access to bicycles and micromobility options, these bike-share companies are increasing the call to build streets for people instead of vehicles. 

"We are thrilled to partner with Lime, Beam, Neuron and HelloRide. These companies are introducing more people to cycling and amplifying the demand for streets to have better infrastructure across NSW”, said Better Streets event organiser Sam Johnson. 

Temporary materials can help demonstrate the benefits of Better Streets to the community
(Source: Better Streets)

For more information about the Better Streets Walk and Ride event in Sydney and the gathering in support of Better Streets in Wollongong, please visit or find the event on facebook here for live updates. 

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