We Ride Australia


June News

8 June 2023 | Announcement

Welcome to the June news for 2023 and a quick reflection on the work WeRide has done so far this year! Even with the shorter days and colder mornings, there is still a lot going on. You can see our e-news video in the latest video news update here or read the summary below. The June News Video   WEBINAR – ACTIVE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT IN CHINA Coming up next week is a webinar we are co-hosting with the Australian Institute of Transport Planning and Management. It will look at the investments being made in China and the economic rationale…

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What can we learn from China’s active mobility infrastructure boom?

31 May 2023 | Events

WeRide news update and webinar on the astounding scale of progress for active travel in China. We often hear about European and North American approaches to walking and cycling infrastructure. While Paris – creating its own revolution as a sustainable city – plans to add 182 km of new permanent protected bike lanes between 2021-2026, Beijing has already renovated 3,200 km (!) of bike lanes between 2016 and 2020 and is continuing to forge ahead! Sam Johnson from the World Bank has recently undertaken a review of China’s investment in active mobility approaches to infrastructure, policy settings, travel demand management…

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New report models the path to cleaner transport

22 May 2023 | netzero, Policy & planning

WeRide media statement, Monday 22 May 2023   The report ‘Shifting gear: the path to cleaner transport’ released today by the Climate Council has commissioned modelling that lays out a pathway to transition our transport system for the future. The report states a tripling in active transport would be needed to achieve both the Albanese Government’s legislated reduction of 43% on 2005 levels by 2030 and more ambitious scenarios to limit global warming to 2 degrees by 2050. WeRide agrees with the Climate Council that solutions to cut emissions and accelerate the use of active and public transport are available…

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National Electric Vehicle Strategy a missed opportunity

19 April 2023 | Government relations

  National Electric Vehicle Strategy a missed opportunity   Wednesday, 19 April 2023 Today’s release of The National Electric Vehicle Strategy is a major step forward in the Government’s intent to achieve significant emissions abatement from the transport sector. But it is also a missed opportunity. Without explicit reference to low and zero emissions modes like e-bikes and light electric vehicles for freight, the Government has failed to acknowledge some of the most affordable and rapidly deployable forms of e-transport that are available now. With 19% of all emissions coming from the transport sector and 10% coming from private cars,…

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April News

6 April 2023 | Announcement

Welcome to the April news for 2023 and a quick reflection on the work WeRide has done so far this year! We know its late on the last day before Easter, but a few technical glitches have slowed us down today, enjoy watching it to finish the day. You can see our e-news video in the latest video news update here or read the summary below. The April News Video   NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY STRATEGY ACTION PLAN At the start of the year, the federal Government released the National Road Safety Action Plan – defining the first actions under the…

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December News

18 December 2022 | Announcement

It’s time for a final wrap of 2022 and a quick reflection on the work WeRide has done during the year, the strength of our national collaborations and what we’re planning in 2023! You can see our final message for 2022 in the latest video news update here or read the summary below. The December News Video   RIDESCORE ACTIVE SCHOOLS After two years of delays we are now finishing our RideScore Trial program on a high. RideScore gives parents the confidence to let their children ride and scoot to school as they get a direct message when their child…

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2022 Australian Cycling Luminaries Awards Announced

26 November 2022 | Announcement

Updated – 28/11/22 Winners of the 2022 national Cycling Luminaries Awards were announced at a Gala dinner held in Sydney at the Royal Randwick Racecourse Ballroom last night. They are: Steadyrack Leadership Award – Volunteer Marie Lawton, Northern Rivers Rail Trail Steadyrack Leadership Award – Professional the Hon Rob Stokes MP, NSW Minister for Active Transport Steadyrack Leadership Award – Honourable Mention the Hon Rita Saffioti MP, WA Minister for Transport FE Sports Bike Culture Award the Bikes Palya program, Bicycle South Australia, Cyclecover Built Environment & Urban Design Award Cooks River Bikeway NSW. The Gala Awards Dinner was hosted…

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e-Bikes ride into Parliament

23 November 2022 | Events, Government relations

The Federal Parliamentary Friends of Cycling, with We Ride Australia, today launched the Friendship group for the 47th Parliament with an e-bike test and ride event on the lawns of Parliament House Canberra. The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, the Hon. Patrick Gorman, launched the group with the group’s Co-Chairs the Member for Swan, Zaneta Mascarenhas MP (Labor), the Member for Fisher the Hon. Andrew Wallace MP (Coalition) and the independent Member for Indi, Dr Helen Haines MP. The event attracted MPs, Senators and key staff from all major parties along with several independents and showcased the latest e-bike…

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Osher Gunsberg to host Australian Cycling Luminaries Awards

16 November 2022 | Announcement, Events

We Ride Australia is delighted to announce that WeRide Board member, TV host and media identity, Osher Günsberg, will host the 2022 Australian Cycling Luminaries Awards in Sydney on Friday 25th November. Osher Günsberg is one of Australia’s most recognisable media personalities, having been a guest in the living rooms of Australians for over 20 years. Osher joined WeRide to help in its mission to ensure the choice to ride a bike helps Australia’s move to a healthier, happier and more sustainable future. “I am so pleased to be able to help celebrate all the people around this country who…

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Inspirational young leader to Key Note Cycling Luminaries Awards

14 November 2022 | Announcement, Events

Zibeon Fielding to Key Note the Awards ‘I do it for my people, I do it for my family, I do it for my loved ones … to be a role model in the community for them’ We Ride Australia is ecstatic to announce that 2020 SA Young Australian of the Year, marathon graduate of the IMF program, pioneering health professional and charity fund raiser, Zibeon Fielding, is headlining our Gala Awards Dinner for 2022 alongside TV host and media identity Osher Gunsberg. Zibeon is an inspirational role model in his community, combining his professional health training with a belief…

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