Pedal Power ACT has welcomed the release of the Canberra Liberals’ cycling plan for the ACT.
“I’m pleased to see that the Liberals are willing to commit to a dedicated 10 year plan for cycling in the ACT. It shows some real vision and an understanding of the diversity that cycling is and its impact upon a city,” said Pedal Power CEO John Armstrong.
Armstrong said that he applauds Alistair Coe’s responsiveness to calls from the cycling community for an official announcement about policies regarding cycling issues and infrastructure in the ACT region. Yet he notes that the announcement comes without a budget or financial commitment attached to it.
“I’d like to see some dollars attached to these policies,” said Armstrong of the announcement.
“The Greens have committed over $80 million to their cycling related policy over 4 years, and Labor have committed $4.5m above their current level of expenditure.
“I look forward to hearing more about the budget that the Canberra Liberals would commit to cycling education and infrastructure if they are elected next weekend.
“A commitment of funds attached to this policy platform would place the Liberals’ plan high in the regard of the many bike riders within the ACT.”