Pedalling the talk

Rather than simply talk about what’s needed to help make it easier for more people to ride across Sydney and NSW, Bicycle Network took two Liberal MPs on a bike tour of the city.  

This morning, Liberal MPs Shane Mallard and Scot MacDonald joined our Sydney team on a cycling tour of the city’s existing bike infrastructure. The route included a pedal along the Bourke Street cycleway, Oxford Street, Market Street, the Kent Street cycleway and King Street, finishing near State Parliament.

The ride was the perfect platform to discuss our recent NSW State Budget submission and raise the profile of our current campaigns to reinstate the College Street cycleway and to connect King Street.

Scot and Shane got the chance to experience the challenges faced by people who ride bikes as well as appreciate just how many people across the city are already enjoying the benefits of riding.

We hope that Scot and Shane now take any lessons learned back to parliament to make a change for the better. Just as importantly, we hope they’ve been bitten by the bike bug and now consider using their bikes to get around every chance they get.

Whether you’re Liberal, Labor, Greens, Independent or any other party, at any level of government – we extend an open invitation to learn a little bit more about bike riding to join us for a tour of your local area.

#Togetherwecan build more places to ride. 

Get in touch with Bicycle Network at petere@bicyclenetwork.com.au.