Submission to Union St Cycleway Draft Plan

The Union Street Cycleway is part of an important link for the 3.2 km Bridge to Bridge route connecting the ANZAC Bridge to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Click here for details of the project from the City of Sydney.

Click here to view the Bicyle NSW Submission regarding the Union St Cycleway.

Submission to the Iron Cove Bridge Duplication Plan

Bicycle NSW was approached by the RTA to comment on the Iron Cove Bridge plans, and by SHFA (Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority) and the DoP (Department of Planning) to comment on the Callan Park Land Use Plan.

As a State-based organization, we have broadened our feedback to reference the White Bay Rozelle to Cooks River Marrickville disused rail corridor (the Greenway) and the opportunities to build quality bike infrastructure coming out of any developments related to the M4 East.

Click here for the Bicycle NSW submission to the Senior Project Manager for the Upgrade.
Click here for the Bicycle NSW submission to the DoP.
Click here for the Bicycle NSW submission to the RTA.

Cycling – Getting Australia Moving

Bauman, A. Rissel, C. Garrard, J. Ker, I. Speidel, R. and Fishman, E. (2008) Cycling: Getting Australia Moving: Barriers, facilitators and interventions to get more Australians physically active through cycling, Cycling Promotion Fund, Melbourne.

In August 2007, the Cycling Promotion Fund was commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing to develop a report on bicycle participation by Australian adults.  The Cycling Promotion Fund was specifically asked to investigate the contribution cycling can make to the health of adult Australians, what barriers exist to increasing participation and what can be done to overcome these hurdles.  The Cycling Promotion Fund engaged four notable academics/practitioners from the fields of health, transport and economics to address these questions.

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Serious injury due to land transport accidents, Australia, 2005-06.

Berry, J.G. & Harrison, J.E. 2008, Serious injury due to land transport accidents, Australia, 2005-06: Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Develpment and Local Government, Aust. Institute of Health & Welfare, Commonwealth of Australia, Flinders University, AIHW Injury Research and Statistics Series No. 42.

This report looks at serious injury in Australia due to land transport accidents (including cyclists) in the period 2005-06. Serious injury is defined for this report as an injury which results in the person being admitted to hospital, and subsequently discharged alive either on the same day or after one or more nights stay in a hospital bed (i.e. deaths are excluded).

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Cycling to work in Sydney: analysis of journey-to-work (2001-2006).

Rissel C, New C, 2008. Cycling to work in Sydney: analysis of journey-to-work Census data from 2001 and 2006.  Health Promotion Service Sydney South West Area Health Service.

Regular cycling has many personal health benefits. In addition, cycling for transport has many environmental and social benefits, including decreased air and noise pollution and less traffic congestion.  The present analyses were conducted to examine whether there have been changes in levels of cycling in Sydney between the 2001 and 2006 Census, extending an earlier analysis of data from the 1996 and 2001 Census

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Serious injury due to land transport accidents, Australia, 2003-04

Berry, J.G. & Harrison, J.E. 2007, Serious injury due to land transport accidents, Australia, 2003-04: ATSB, Aust. Institute of Health & Welfare, Commonwealth of Australia, Flinders University, AIHW Injury Research and Statistics Series No. 38.

This report looks at serious injury in Australia due to land transport accidents (including cyclists) in the period 2003-04. Serious injury is defined for this report as an injury which results in the person being admitted to hospital, and subsequently discharged alive either on the same day or after one or more nights stay in a hospital bed (i.e. deaths are excluded).

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Mass community cycling events: Who participates and is their behaviour influenced by participation?

Bowles HR, Rissel C: Mass community cycling events: Who participates and is their behaviour influenced by participation? International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Volume 3.

Participation in mass physical activity events may be a novel approach for encouraging inactive or low active adults to trial an active behaviour. The public health applicability of this strategy has not been investigated thoroughly. The purpose of this study to was describe participants in a mass cycling event and examine the subsequent effect on cycling behaviour.

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Deaths of cyclists due to road crashes

2006, Deaths of cyclists due to road crashes: ATSB Road Safety Report, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra

The report gives an overview of the circumstances of road crashes in which cyclists died in the period 1991 to 2005 and provides more detail for 1996 to 2004, the latest period for which detailed data were available.  It examines the incidence of helmet wearing among cyclist deaths, the major factors in fatal crashes involving cyclists and the main crash types. Age and gender distributions, day of week, time of day and speed limit at the crash site are also examined.

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Cycle Safety – A national perspective

2004, Monograph 17 – Cycle Safety: A national perspective. Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra.

This monograph provides a statistical overview of the number of cyclists killed or seriously injured on the public road system and a discussion of the available national activity data. It does not include data on cyclists killed and seriously injured in areas outside the public road system.

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