Pedal Power Election Forum: sorely missed

The major parties were invited to speak at the Pedal Power 2016 ACT Election Forum about cycling. This year, the former CEO’s words ring true. “Don’t distil cycling input into the transport portfolio. It’s much more than that.”

L Balloon Spectacular. Photo MomentsForZen, Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Meegan Fitzharris, the Greens’ Shane Rattenbury and Liberal Alistair Coe discussed their parties’ commitments to cycling and cycling infrastructure.

“CEO John Armstrong was sceptical that the Liberal Party would deliver anything more than words for bike riders…

“Don’t distil cycling input into the transport portfolio,” said Armstrong prior to the forum. “It’s much more than that – there’s recreation and cycling tourism, elite sporting events, kids and education. We need integrated policies that address all of these issues.”

Make Canberra the Cycling Capital, candidates told, The RiotACT, 27 September 2016

We need leaders that are committed to cycling.

“Once you have a commitment from the Chief Minister to cycling, a lot of the priorities flow from that: funding for infrastructure, government departments prioritising cycling,”

Make Canberra the Cycling Capital, candidates told, The RiotACT, 27 September 2016

https://the-riotact.com/make-canberra-the-cycling-capital-candidates-told/185568

Cycling is health, sport, wellbeing and transport. Urban design is about making our cities for people and our streets more vibrant. Cycling is part of that lifestyle.

L Bird balloon, Balloon Spectacular. Photo MomentsForZen, Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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