Australia comes in last in this country comparison of bicycle use as a percentage of total number of trips. This will be uncomfortable for many Australians, but Australia is certainly a LOW cycling country. Much will need to be done to encourage cycling in Australia. Few ride in Australia, so it is worth looking at a country where they do.
Cycling is good for Canberra and makes our city people-friendly. There are so many good reasons for cycling. Now is the time. The benefits of cycling from the Dutch Cycling Embassy.
Safe cycling is the product of good intersection design. Why Dutch style intersections are superior to the current design in the ACT.
The older parts of Canberra are due for a rebuild, to make more space for people and easier and safer to get around. Active Travel Streets will be part of it. Active travel is reclaiming space for cyclists, walkers, joggers, people pushing prams and those using wheelchairs.
Listen to this Dutch blogger reviewing Canberra cycling. The YouTube video is below, but check out his blog.