Since Malcolm Turnbull came to office, he has made no commitment whatsoever to people who ride bikes in our cities, towns and on country roads. The PM is failing the 4 million Australians who ride bikes every week.
This failure to invest in safe bike infrastructure was highlighted when Arzu Baglar, a Melbourne woman riding to visit a friend in Williamstown, was killed after a large truck struck her. This tragedy highlights the consequences of failing to give cyclists the policy attention they deserve. By denying federal funding for the cycling infrastructure we need, we’re also denying cyclists the freedom and independence that motorists enjoy to travel around safely.
SIGN OUR PETITION TO CALL ON THE PM TO MAKE IT UP TO RIDERS BY INVESTING IN CYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE NEXT BUDGET.
This accident and others like it could have been avoided with well-planned and properly funded infrastructure. The federal government invests in big road projects, so they should be investing in cycling infrastructure as well.
The Greens have a plan to invest $250 million annually in cycling and walking infrastructure across Australia. This represents a fraction of the national transport Budget. It’s affordable, and it’s an investment in a healthy, safe community.
Join with us to make sure cycling and walking infrastructure are an integral part of Australia’s transport plans.