Australian bicycle organisations have jointly responded to an important review of the National Guidelines for Transport System Management (NGTSM) today.
The response has been supported and co-signed by almost all national and state advocacy and sport cycling organisations, specifically:
Bicycle Industries Australia, Bicycle Network, Bicycle NSW, Bicycle NT, Bicycle QLD, Bicycle SA, Bicycling WA, Cycling Australia, Cycling Promotion Fund, Mountainbike Australia, Pedal Power (ACT) and WestCycle.
The NGTSM outlines best practice for transport planning and assessment in Australia and, for the first time ever, the current review of the NGTSM has included methods for the assessment of active travel and wider benefits such as key health benefits. This provides for a much better mode-neutral assessment of all transport funding proposals and has involved strong advocacy from key cycling bodies over a number of years, not least from the members of the Australian Bicycle Council.
The bicycle sector's letter of response can be downloaded here.