Thu 1st Nov 2012
In November 2013 the Australian Bicycle Council published Implementation Report 2011 which outlines the progress made on the National Cycling Strategy in 2011.
In this first year of the National Cycling Strategy 2011-16:
- Australian states and territories invested $89.08 million in cycling related infrastructure, education and promotion in 2010-11
- Based on the limited current data available, the growth in cycling participation is mixed however there are some examples of significant growth. Victoria has seen a 12% increase and the Northern Territory a 36% increase in their counts of bicycle riders in comparison to 2010. Sydney has seen a 50% increase in people who ride in a typical week from 2010 to 2011
- The sales of bicycles and accessories is valued at $1 billion a year, which generates around $100 million in GST revenue for the Government
- The bicycle industry employs around 10,000 people, generating around $139 million in income tax revenue, and cycle tourism events and trails generate $254 million a year.