Labor’s plan for better cycling and pedestrian infrastructure will connect communities to public transport,
take cars off the road, improve public health outcomes and make communities better places for people to
A government led by Michael Daley and Labor will allocate $412 million in its first term to encourage cycling
and walking to make it easier for people to commute to work, school and to cycle for leisure.
Thanks to the failure of the NSW Liberals and Nationals to invest in cycling infrastructure, cycling
participation rates have declined across NSW and are now lower than they were in 2011.
Labor’s plan for active transport will ensure that planning for cycling and walking infrastructure is included in
all future major road and rail projects, to help take cars off the road, encourage physical activity to and from
work, and make access to public transport easier for cyclists and pedestrians.
A Labor government will reinvigorate Active Transport NSW as the Active Transport Advocate to champion
connecting cycling infrastructure in Sydney, assist rural and regional councils to develop their pedestrian
infrastructure, and support better tourism outcomes.
A Labor Government will work with local councils to review their Development Control Programs to deliver
more bike parking and end of trip facilities near stations and other public amenities.
Labor’s Ride to School program will help schools and local councils design dedicated bike and pedestrian
routes to schools, and provide funding for cycle paths, bike racks, secure storage sheds, and education
programs to give school students and their parents greater skills and confidence in riding to school.
NSW Shadow Minister for Transport Jodi McKay said that “The Liberals and Nationals failure to invest in
cycling infrastructure has caused cycling rates to plummet across NSW.
“The NSW Liberals and Nationals declared war on cyclists across NSW under former Roads Minister Duncan
Gay. A Labor Government will end the war on cycling in this state, and give cyclists the infrastructure and
respect they have been wanting for eight long years.
“Supporting cycling and pedestrian infrastructure means less cars on the road, reduced emissions and air
pollution, and has a proven impact on public health and wellbeing.”