Put Your Budget Where Your Bike Is

Description: While Melbourne is not yet a bike city, it does have the ingredients to become the cycling capital of the world.

There’s been bikes all over the news in Australia of late, thanks largely to a certain local with an uncanny ability to ride around France very quickly. A few days before Cadel’s victory, the Victorian government jumped on a report calling Melbourne a ‘bike city’, which drew laughter from those who actually ride around Melbourne.  Copenhagen is a bike city because they’ve had years of serious government investment in bike infrastructure. Melbourne is built for cars, by car drivers. Until the funding emphasis shifts, we are a ‘car city’. Vacuous statements from politicians about how much they love cycling and think its super dandy and fun doesn’t impress those who actually ride this city.

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