Australia comes in last in this country comparison of bicycle use as a percentage of total number of trips. This will be uncomfortable for many Australians, but Australia is certainly a LOW cycling country. Much will need to be done to encourage cycling in Australia. Few ride in Australia, so it is worth looking at a country where they do.
Cycling is good for Canberra and makes our city people-friendly. There are so many good reasons for cycling. Now is the time. The benefits of cycling from the Dutch Cycling Embassy.