Active transport grants help the choice to ride

Bicycle Network has welcomed the Tasmanian Government’s announcement today of active transport grant recipients across the state.

“Safer cycle paths to get people to work, school, shops and services are essential if we are going to give people transport choices,” Tasmanian spokesperson Alison Hetherington said.

“We know more people would ride for transport if there were more paths separated from traffic.

“These active transport grants help us get to a Tasmania where riding can be a transport choice for more of us in more places.

“Regular state and federal funding for cycle paths is important if we are going to keep improving our transport options.

“We’d like to see the Active Transport Grants turned into an ongoing funding program so councils have the certainty of funding to plan ahead.

“It’s no secret we’d like to see more funding for cycle paths. Tasmania is behind a lot of other states and countries when it comes to providing safer places to ride so we need to catch up,” Alison said.