Recent projects funded by the Bicycle NSW Environmental Trust include:
2010 ARC LINKAGE three year study: "Safer cycling: a partnership project to better understand cycling patterns, hazards and incidents."
The Bicycle NSW Environmental Trust is helping to fund the research for this project over 3 years.
About the study: One of the major barriers to encouraging more people to cycle is the real and perceived injury risks, and concerns about more cyclists interacting with other road users. This 3-year study will follow a large cohort of cyclists from metropolitan and regional NSW to measure cyclist crash, near miss and injury rates, and to identify factors that contribute to these events. Click here for more info
Audit work by our Bicycle User Group, and members along the Coastline Cycle way.
The NSW Government aims to build a complete cycle path, the 'NSW Coastline Cycleway' between the borders of Queensland and Victoria. Around 300km of the 1,400km total length has so far been built, including sections of off-road shared pedestrian/cycle paths as well as on road cycle lanes. Click here for more details
Kids' helmet design competition
An initiative to increase awareness about helmet use among young riders across the state. Using bright colours and creative flair all students are invited to enter, with the overall winner having their design used on a limited edition helmet that will be sold Australia wide! Last year over 10,000 entries were received.
The Greenway Project submission to Transport NSW
The Bicycle NSW Environmental Trust was able to fund a policy and advocacy consultant to write this submission on behalf of Bicycle NSW
Click here to read the submission
NSW Bike Plan Community Consultation Program development and delivery
Bicycle NSW was able to travel throughout the whole of NSW to conduct community consultations as a result of funding from the Bicycle NSW Environmental Trust. The program included:
Bicycle NSW Community Engagement and Marketing Officer
The Bicycle NSW Environmental Trust was able to fund a 12-month position within Bicycle NSW for a Community Engagement and Marketing Officer.
Over the 12-month period, Bicycle NSW was able to implement a wide-reaching program to better engage with the broader community and encourage more people to ride a bicycle. During this period Bicycle NSW Membership rates increased as did event participation and overall awareness of the organisation.