Cycling and walking are short-changed when it comes to transport funding in Australia

20 Mar 2018
Cyclist riding in designated bike paths.
Low-grade shared cycling lanes in Toronto, Canada (left) and high-quality, segregated cycling paths in Bogotá, Colombia (right). Credit: Dylan Passmore.

To understand why Australian cities are far from being meccas for walking and cycling, follow the money. We found that cycling and walking receive a tiny fraction of overall transport infrastructure funding. To improve cycling and walking infrastructure in our cities, funding will have to increase significantly.

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