Australian Local Government Bicycle Account 2011

Mon 30th Jan 2012

The Australian Local Government Bicycle Account is a survey conducted by the Australian Bicycle Council to collect information about the bicycle-related activities of local councils in Australia.

The key results from the 2011 Australian Local Government Bicycle Account were:

  • Councils responding to the survey spent more than $72 million on bicycle-related programs in 2009-10.
  • Survey participants reported receiving $26m from Australian government and $26 m from State governments.
  • More than two thirds of responding councils either have a bicycle strategy or are working towards one.
  • There has been a significant increase in the proportion of councils undertaking cycling counts from 12% in 2007 to 21% in 2011.
  • As at June 2010, councils responding to the survey reported having constructed 11,704km of cycling infrastructure. When their cycle networks are complete the infrastructure will measure 17,842km.
  • Survey participants reported the installation of 508 sporting and recreational facilities including: 36 velodromes, 113 mountain biking facilities and 360 BMX/skate facilities.

 

Australian Local Government Bicycle Account 2011 | 640KB PDF