Any decline in bike riding participation in Australia is alarming but sadly not entirely surprising. While bike riding across the world is continuously growing, Australia’s participation continues to fall away. Despite very well knowing about all the health and environmental benefits, our governments are reluctant to act.
Bicycle Network reviewed the report, too, and this is their national view for Australia.
“The 2019 National Cycling Participation Survey was released last week, showing that the number of Australians who regularly ride a bike is declining.”2019 National Cycling Participation Survey Results, Bicycle Network, 26 September 2019, accessed 22/8/2020
The graphs are from The National Cycling Participation Survey report.
Let us do something about this
Only when our decision makers plan, invest, and strategically create space for active transport, will we create smart, connected, healthy, and productive communities. But until we have transformative and accountable leadership, our cities and towns will continue to be choked by congestion and our health will suffer.