The following links are to useful resources such as bicycle strategies, infrastructure design guidelines and planning tools.
Report a cycle safety hazard online via the NSW bicycleinfo website.
Strategies and Plans
The National Cycling Strategy 2011-16 was endorsed by all Australian Roads and Transport Ministers. It aims to double the number of Australians who ride a bicycle. The Australian Bicycle Council reports on the implementation of the strategy each year.
In July 2013, the then Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon Anthony Albanese, released Walking, Riding and Access to Public Transport: supporting active travel in Australian communities. It sets out how the Australian Government will work to increase the proportion of people who are walking and riding for short trips, and accessing public transport.
Sydney’s Cycling Future was released in December 2013. The plan has a section on Connecting Liverpool. It commits the Government to:
- Completing the missing links in the existing bicycle network to improve connections to the Liverpool CBD
- Completing the missing sections of the off road walking and cycling corridor along Glenfield Creek, between Casula to Liverpool.
- Constructing the Baulkham Hills to Liverpool (M7) cycleway links package, which will include the completion of improved connections to adjacent local communities, including Quakers Road, Woodstock Avenue and The Horsley Drive.
- Working with Liverpool Council to look at options for providing a walking and cycling bridge over the Georges River.
The Liverpool Bike Plan was adopted by Council on the 14 September 2009, and proposes the development of a network of cycleways connecting Liverpool City Centre to the suburban areas, as well as to suburban shopping centres.
In 2007 the Cycling Promotion Fund published Cycling > Moving Australia Forward.
Bicycle Friendly Workplaces
How to set up a successful bike fleet (a toolkit for businesses)
If you have staff who are not confident riding to work, a bike bus is a good solution.
Bicycle Infrastructure and Planning
How to Prepare a Bike Plan produced by NSW Roads and Maritime Services helps local councils and other organisation develop a comprehensive plan to encourage cycling in their local area.
Cycling Aspects of Austroads Guides is a free reference to the cycling related material in the Austroads Guides.
NSW Bicycle Guidelines by the old RTA have been largely superseded by the Austroads Guides but they still have relevant information and they provide useful drawings.
The Cycling Resource Centre is a hub of bicycle planning, engineering, promotion, education and safety information. It is updated regularly and maintained by the Australian Bicycle Council.
Streetmix is an online tool that allows users to re-imagine how streets are designed. The tool uses illustrations of street cross-sections and allows users to add and manipulate road and road related infrastructure such as bike lanes, footpaths and lane separation.
There are two Australian Standards that influence the design of bicycle infrastructure and facilities. These are now quite old and need to be updated.
AS1742.9-2000 Manual of uniform traffic control devices – Bicycle facilities: specifies the requirements for the signs, pavement markings and other devices to be applied to bicycle facilities both on the road and on paths separate from the road, either for the exclusive use of bicycles or joint use with other users. It includes recommendations for guide signs and other navigational information for cyclists.
AS 2890.3-1993 Parking facilities – Bicycle parking facilities:sets out the requirements for the layout, design and security of bicycle parking facilities. It applies to the design of parking facilities in any location, either on-street or off-street. This Standard is currently being updated.
The Cycling Promotion Fund produces a wide range of information sheets designed to encourage cycling.