The Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019 expects cost of road congestion in Canberra to increase to $504 million in 2031, up from $289 million in 2016.
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There is a great deal of good data, surveys and research on cycling. We do not need to reinvent the wheel.
Section 3.2 National Cycling Participation Survey (NCPS)
Different to other surveys, it tells us about cycling in Australia and Canberra over the last decade.
Active travel investment: 2020 ACT Election
If we want to get the job done, how much is really enough? Comparing the active travel pledges from the major parties at the 2020 ACT Election with historic benchmarks.
Cycling mode share: 3% rode to work in 2016
Riding to work is a great way to commute. The ABS Census includes one question regarding this: 3% of Canberrans cycled to work in 2016 on the census day.
City sprawl: living on the edge
The joy of a house in the suburbs can be short-lived should public transport and cycling infrastructure be lacking. The financial and health costs of car dependence and long commute times can push a household to the edge. Urban sprawl can entrench disadvantage.
Analysis: ACT cycling investment just 1%
So much money is spent on roads. Here is a comparison of the investment in road improvement (duplications and widening) with other forms of transport. As cyclists, we are interested in bike paths, but the light rail is included, too.
Electric bike sales boom in Germany
1.4 Million electric bikes were sold in Germany in 2019. Germany is rather good at gathering data on bike sales. The data is collected by the German industry association ‘Zweirad-Industriep-Verband’ (ZIV).
National Cycling Participation Survey: ACT related data on cycling
The National Cycling Participation Survey tells us how Canberrans use their bike and what they think about cycling.