We Ride Australia is increasingly playing a role supporting national and international research into the health, economic and environmental benefits of investment in active travel (walking, cycling and public transport). In the last 12 months alone, we have been asked to support major research projects at the ANU, the Universities of Sydney, Birmingham, Manchester, Wollongong, Cambridge, Portland State University, Edith Cowan University and RMIT’s Centre for Urban Research. [read more]

The Foundation is perceived as highly credible and a leading voice in supporting key research projects and is currently an invited member on the following key state and national stakeholder reference groups:

  • The Victorian Bicycle Advisory Committee, presided over by Minister Jaala Pulford MP and including TAC, Police, RACV and key government departments and bicycle and transport organisations,
  • The Queensland Cycling Advisory Council, presided over by Minister Mark Bailey with Police, Dept TMR and bicycle organisations,
  • The ACT Active Travel Advisory Group, led by Executive Director of Transport and bicycle organisations,
  • The Minister for Cities, Population and Regional Development’s Cities Reference Group chaired by Minister Alan Tudge with other national peak bodies, and
  • The Minister for Road Safety’s recent Road Safety Roundtable, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister McCormack with the Office of Road Safety, key national research organisations and peak transport groups.

These roles place We Ride Australia, with our affiliate members Westcycle, Bike SA, Pedal Power (ACT), Bicycle NSW and MTBA, firmly at the centre of national bicycle advocacy. Initiatives such as the Australian Bicycle Summit also support our efforts to bring the advocacy sector together.

National Road Safety Roundtable convened by the Office of Road Safety and Chaired by Deputy PM, Hon Michael McCormack and Assistant Minister for Road Safety, Scott Buchholz.