The South Australian Greens are calling for a cycling revolution plan ahead of the March 19 state election.
The minor party are calling for an additional $20 million to be added to the State Bicycle Fund, to put toward low stress local street networks and providing incentives to local Councils to invest in pop-up bike lanes.
They are also calling for the establishing of a Walking and Cycling Commissioner – a position independent of government that would conduct research, develop strategies and provide advice to government and authorities on cycling and walking
Greens transport spokesperson Robert Simms was quoted in InDaily saying it is “embarrassing that South Australia spends less than any other state in the country on cycling infrastructure”.
And they're calling on the major parties to get on board with the revolution.
“The Labor and Liberal parties should join the Greens in making this a real priority in the next parliament. We’re calling on them to match our commitments", said Simms.
“At this time of climate crisis, active transport must be a priority for Government. If we’re serious about reducing carbon emissions we need to get serious about cycling. It’s time for the government to put some money on the table.”
The Greens say their cycling revolution plan would be funded by a proposed tax on developers which would raise $1.7 billion over four years.