We Ride Australia


How Healthy Is Your Street?

Opens: 2 January 2010

How healthy is your street? Healthy Streets are streets where everyone is welcome to safely walk, cycle, drive, connect, play, explore and relax. No matter where we live, it’s important for everyone in our community to access and enjoy our streets and get where they need to go safely. There is a lot of evidence that shows our environment influences our health in many ways. For instance, people walk more and are healthier when they live in neighbourhoods with well-connected footpaths and less traffic. Streets that have enough shade and space for people to walk and cycle make it easy…

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Parliamentary Friends of Cycling

Opens: 3 January 2010

Parliamentary Friends of Cycling – 47th Parliament Watch video of the launch  The Federal Parliamentary Friends of Cycling, with We Ride Australia, was launched on Wednesday, 23rd November, 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…

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Expert international transport study tours

Opens: 15 September 2019

In 2014 We Ride Australia, in partnership with the Kingdom of the Netherlands, led the first Australian ‘Influentials’ study tour to the Netherlands. The 10 leaders participating in the delegation returned to Australia with knowledge, ideas and most importantly inspiration about the possibilities to create better cycling environments and transport systems in Australia. View our video on the 2014 Influentials Study Tour: HERE View our video on the 2014 Influentials Study Tour: HERE Based on the success of the 2014 study tour and its ability to drive change within our communities, the Foundation organised delegations to travel to the Netherlands…

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Bicycle Transport Analysis

Opens: 1 December 2019

The Bicycle Transport Analysis (BTA) helps communities measure the quality of their low-stress bike network. It assesses the degree to which people can comfortably bike to the places they want to go. Our goal with the tool is to lower the barrier to basic network analysis and encourage cities of all sizes to build connected, comfortable bike networks. The objective of the BTA is to enable cities and towns of all sizes everywhere to carry out basic network analysis for cycling and encourage them to build connected, comfortable bike networks that we know encourage more short daily trips by bicycle.   How…

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Parliamentary Friendship Group for Better Cities

Opens: 3 December 2019

The Parliamentary Friendship Group for Better Cities is a forum for ideas and discussion on how to make Australia’s capital and major cities more liveable, more resilient and more productive. Events are held regularly for Ministers, Members of Parliament, Senators and key advisors within Parliament each year and provide a critical platform to present expert input directly to the nation’s decision makers. We Ride Australia is a founding member of the Better Cities group, which now numbers 18 national peak organisations. We were also a founding member of its predecessor, the Moving People 2030 Taskforce for several years before that….

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Contact your Council to ask for more space for walking and cycling in your community

Let’s Keep Moving

Opens: 3 December 2019

We’re seeing the world differently. To help you walk, ride, scoot or skip and stay safe post-coronavirus, contact your Council and ask them to do more. Ask your council how they can help with better paths and streets to walk and cycle. Click on the map below to go to the Council-finder website in your state or territory! Click here to view letter text you can send them (Word format) or here for a PDF. Click on the map at the bottom of this page to search the Council-finder website in your state or territory. Chat with your friends, family,…

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Covid 19 – social distancing and travelling to work

Opens: 21 May 2020

The threat of COVID-19 has caused the largest shift in travel behaviour in living memory. As travel restrictions ease in Australia’s largest cities, more people are expected to resume their commute. In our largest cities in particular, public transport plays the vital role of bringing hundreds of thousands of people into our CBDs. On a typical weekday, 60-80% of CBD workers arrive by public transport, mostly on crowded trains. Australia’s Chief Medical Officer and his state-based colleagues have made it clear that one person per 4m2 is the desired density of people to reduce the chance of infection. Public transport,…

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Opens: 3 July 2020

In 2017 a decision was to transition from the Australian Bicycle Council (ABC) and establish Cycling and Walking Australia and New Zealand (CWANZ) with extensive representation from national advocacy groups. As a long-time member of the ABC, We Ride Australia took a leadership role in helping to define the direction of the new body, centred on a collaborative approach to address walking and cycling matters across Australia and NZ. The group operates in the national interest to implement strategies and actions that will rapidly improve the conditions for, and the uptake of walking and cycling on transport and recreation networks…

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Places for Bikes

Opens: 20 July 2020

BICYCLE TRANSPORT ANALYSIS – CITY RATINGS The PlacesForBikes City Ratings (CR) program offers a data-driven approach to identifying the best towns for bicycling and rewarding those that are improving the fastest. The Bicycle Transport Analysis (BTA) helps communities assess the degree to which people can comfortably bike to the places they want to go. Its information comes from the OpenStreetMap.   Click on the picture for the full City of Melbourne report   We Ride Australia is excited to work with PeopleForBikes and Trek Australia to launch the Bicycle Transport Analysis and City Ratings program in Australia. The announcement that BTA and City…

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