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Commute

High petrol prices. Traffic congestion. Car repayments. Expanding waisteline. Perfect weather. There are many great reasons to jump on your bike and ride to your destination.

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Recreate

Recreate

Did you know WA is home to world-class trails and some of the most picturesque rides in the world? Flick through our list of promoted rides and trails to find some great riding experiences.

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Compete

 

Compete

If you think that events and competitions are only for hard-core riders, then think again. In WA there are events and competitions to suit all riders, from kids to elite, from beginner to expert, from BMX to road.

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Campaign

 

Campaign

Cycling has for too long been the forgotten element of WA's transport sector. It's our aim to change that. We are working with the WA cycling community to turn WA into a cycle friendly state

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Latest News

#INVESTinCYCLING Summary of Commitment

Ahead of the 2017 State election on Saturday, 11th March we have drawn together the cycling commitments of the four major political parties. This table summarises each party’s platform for cycling. 
 
For each party’s cycling policy document, please visit: 
 
Liberals WA -  A Cycling City. Available at:
WA Labor - Cycling for the Future. Available at:  
The Nationals WA - Regional Mountain Bike Trails. Available at: 
The Greens (WA). (2017). WA State Policies. Available at: www.greens.org.au

Click here to view the full table.
 

INVEST in CYCLING

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Election Policy Document: #INVESTinCYCLING 

The #INVESTinCYCLING document details the benefits of Investing in Cycling in Western Australia, which include:
  • Increasing the health of Western Australians
  • Making our communities more liveable
  • Reducing congestion
  • Winning WA more gold medals on the world stage
 
WestCycle and its 34 member organisations, on behalf of the 600,000 people who ride a bicycle each week in WA are calling for commitments to:
          1. Double investment in cycling infrastructure
          2. Ensure the safety of cyclists
          3. Support cycling across multiple ministerial portfolios
          4. Prioritise cycling education for children
          5. Develop facilities for sport cycling

 

We look forward to working with both sides of government in the lead up to the State Election and for the remainder of 2017 and beyond. 
 
To view the #INVESTinCYCLING document, click here.
 
 
 
 
 

State Government Announces $1.1m campaign for cyclist safety

Today the State Government announced a $1.1 million campaign to improve cycling safety. The campaign will increase awareness of one of the roadsmost vulnerable user groups and educate the community on the importance of giving a minimum distance when overtaking cyclists. The investment behind this campaign sees a 400% increase in the level of spending from the Road Trauma Trust Account on cycling initiatives compared to 2015/16.

Cycling participation levels are higher in Western Australia than anywhere else in the country. Cycling provides many benefits to the Western Australian community, such as reducing congestion, bringing savings to the health care system, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and attracting tourists. Making it safer to ride will extend the benefits of cycling even further and make our communities more livable.

“It’s pleasing to see that the State Government has listened to the public and are supporting cycling safety through this significant education campaign”, Matt Fulton, CEO WestCycle.

“In late 2015 WestCycle conducted a cycling safety survey, which received over 2,000 responses from both cyclists and non-cyclists. 76% of respondents believed that a statewide education campaign to foster mutual respect’ would make bike riding safer,“ Mr Fulton said.
 

“We know that no one wants to intentionally cause harm to another human being, however the truth is that a lot of drivers get nervous when they need to overtake a cyclist on the road. This campaign will give us a great platform to educate the community and make the roads a safer place for everyone”.

“We look forward to partnering with the Road Safety Commission on the campaign to work towards reducing the death toll to zero,said Mr Fulton. 


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