In November 2012 the Australian Bicycle Council published the National Cycling Strategy 2011-16: Implementation Report 2011. This report provides an overview of progress towards the objectives of the National Cycling Strategy 2011-16. The Australian Bicycle Council’s National Cycling Participation Survey provided the baseline for the Strategy’s target of doubling the number of people cycling in Australia by 2016. In this first year of the strategy Australian states and territories invested $89.08 million in cycling related infrastructure, education and promotion to reach that target.
In all honesty I don’t think there is much in the way of interesting data for West Australians in this report but if you are interested the download link is above.
That said there is one page, page 25 of the National Cycling Strategy 2011-16: Implementation Report 2011 that did grab my attention as this page summarises Western Australia’s infrastructure projects in the 2010-2011 year. It was particularly interesting to see that the City of Canning had bypassed the State government, obtaining federal funding to the tune of $1.5 million to build a section of the Canning principal shared path (PSP). Maybe other Councils could do the same and we might get some real progress on Perth’s principal shared paths.
The Bicycle Transport Alliance has also completed an analysis of the report; they are a bit more excited about it than me. Worth a read in my view for a good overview.