The Shadow Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Cities, Anthony Albanese, will launch the first part of his active travel platform at a speech to be presented to the Sydney Institute tonight.
Mr Albanese will include additional funding requirements on all major transport projects, both road and rail, requiring that walking and cycling is considered in all plans submitted to Infrastructure Australia for funding.
This announcement will have significant impact in the federal governments investment in riding infrastructure.
It reflects the long-term work of the Cycling Promotion Fund and the investment of the industry in advocacy.
Stephen Hodge, Government Relations Manager of the CPF has been a member of Albanese’s National Urban Forum (reference group) since its inception, ensuring that riding is at the forefront of all appropriate policy discussions.
This is why the industry invests in the CPF.
The bicycle sector will discuss the Shadow Minister’s initiatives and Government’s position at the Australian Bicycle Summit culminating in a Parliamentary Dinner on 16 March. It will include:
Key Note Address – Ms Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of the US President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Ministerial Key Note Addresss – Hon Angus Taylor, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation
Addresses from Chairs of the federal Parliamentary Friendship Group for Better Cities
Announcement of national Cycling Bicycling Achievement Awards
Announcement of Australian Bicycle Sector’s 2016 National Position Statement