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We believe that bike riding gives people the freedom to create a healthier future - a healthier body, a healthier mind, a healthier environment, a healthier transport system. A healthier Western Australia.
Bicycling Western Australia wants to make bike riding to a part of everyday life and we are working to make it easier, safer and more accessible for all Western Australia.
We are proudly an independant, membership-based organisation that is focused entirely on the people of Western Australia. Become a member and help us to represent your interests and that of all the people who want to ride a bike. We are the respected and dominant voice of bike riding through close cooperation with government, policy and decision makers, stakeholders and the wider community.
FIVE PRIORITIES TO GET MORE PEOPLE CYCLING
Our Mission is to get More People Cycling More Often and this can only be achieved through a targeted approach to making it easier and safer for people to take up riding a bike and improve the health of the community through cycling.
As part of our strategy to double the number of people cycling by the year 2020 we have identified five priorities that need to be addressed by State and local governments, employers and the entire bike riding community. These five priorities will be the focus of our campaigning and advocacy work. MORE>>
RIDING ON FOOTPATHS
From 26 April 2016 people of all ages are permitted to ride a bicycle on footpaths in WA. BWA believes the changes will give more opportunity to less experienced riders to feel safer where no cycling facilities are provided.
Pedestrians maintain the right of way at all times, have a read of the the Frequently Asked Question's that the Road Safety Commission have put together HERE>>
MINIMUM PASSING DISTANCE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
BWA reviewed its position on the Minimum Passing Distance (MPD) rules in Western Australia following the release of Evaluation of the Queensland Minimum Passing Distance Road Rule by CARRS-Q.
It is clear that many bike riders are in favour of MPD with many believing it will make them safer. MORE>>
BECOME A MEMBER AND JOIN THE JOURNEY
With the vital support of our members, we are the respected and dominant voice looking after the interest of all bike riders in Western Australia. Join us and help us acheive so much more.
All members are covered by Australia’s premium personal injury and third party damage cover – wherever your ride, whenever you ride in Australia and New Zealand.
Check out all the great membership benefits HERE>>