Following the letter from more than 100 Australian health and transport experts calling for the rapid roll-out of infrastructure to support walking and cycling, lead author Dr Ben Beck has applauded the NSW Government’s announcement to fund Councils to make walking and cycling safer across the state.

Author of the letter to state and territory Ministers calling for more space for safer walking and cycling, Dr Ben Beck, is available for media interviews following today’s announcement by the NSW Government to fund Council projects to make walking and cycling safer across the state.

With similar announcements being considered nationally for responses to ‘COVID congestion’ nationally, this will be one of the hottest topics in coming weeks as focus shifts to children returning to school, job creation opportunities and health benefits these projects will lock in.

The letter from Australian health and transport experts has been extensively quoted in the media and Dr Beck has been available for media interviews.

Dr Ben Beck bio

Dr Ben Beck is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and President of the Australasian Injury Prevention Network. Dr Beck’s research focuses on the intersection of transport, injury and health.

Dr Beck authored the letter from more than 100 Australian health and transport experts which has subsequently been signed by many more organisations and individuals, link to letter.

Media coverage:

  • The NSW Government announcement was carried in today’s SMH article by Angus Thompson: article 
  • Timna Jacks covered Melbourne’s measures in the Age yesterday: article 

Media contact to arrange an interview with Dr Beck:

Stephen Hodge, Director – National Advocacy, We Ride Australia

Mobile 0411 149 910 – stephen@weride.org.au

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