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Bike riding is experiencing unprecedented growth in Australia and is an important part of an integrated response to the transport challenges facing our urban centres. Therefore bike parking is important to encourage more people cycling more often.
As you know bike riding is experiencing unprecedented growth in Australia, it is the fastest growing recreation activity in Australia and part of a significant social change to both health and travel behavior patterns. Once viewed by policy makers as a fringe activity, bike riding is now recognised as an important part of an integrated response to the transport challenges facing our urban centres.
Currently 1.92 million people above the age of 15 years ride bikes at different frequencies, durations and intensities for a variety of reasons – transport/utility, recreation and competition. This does not take into account those below the age of 15 years, or the remaining population of Australians that do not ride bikes.
BWA is committed to get more people cycling more often, from school children through to seniors, with our behaviour change programs, like Ride2School and the upcoming Ride to Work Campaigns.
Cycling is a low cost form of transport and is well suited for trips of less than 5 kilometres, particularly in inner urban areas where roads are congested and parking spaces are at a premium. Estimates show that bicycle use in some cities is growing by more than 10% per annum, resulting in both state and local governments funding construction of thousands of kilometres of dedicated cycleways and shared paths.
In this section, BWA gives you information on bike parking for the individual, workplaces, schools or the community.