Illawarra Newsroom

Wollongong - 'Cycling Strategy' up for discussion

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Wollongong City Council is after the opinions of Illawarra bike riders on it's draft Cycling Strategy 2030.  

The document will be available on public exhibition for six weeks, after Council decided at it's Monday night meeting, to ask for community input on the ambitious strategy.

Research for the draft Strategy showed the city, has a diverse range of skill and confidence levels when it comes to cycling, less than 1 per cent of people considered themselves as confident cyclists like on-road commuters or enthusiasts, 3 per cent said they were cautious cyclists who only cycled recreationally or avoided traffic and 26 per cent said they were non-riders who were interested but concerned over safety, comfort or convenience. Men were twice as likely to ride than women and cyclists under 10 years are far more likely to ride than teenagers. 

The Strategy, which will be available on Council’s Join the Conversation pages this week for community feedback, identifies 42 actions in five priority areas. These areas: safe, convenient, planned, ‘business, tourism and events’, and innovation will support the goals of the draft Strategy.

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