It is often assumed that cycling in Sydney is gradually being squeezed out by competing modes due to the vulnerability of bicycle users and increasing affordability of motor vehicles. This paper examines the future of bicycle use in Sydney based on available information on cycling and a SWOT analysis. It uses two case studies to illustrate the possibilities and problems for integrating cycling into the transport infrastructure. The first case study is the rail-trail development between Parramatta and Liverpool. This is an example of the possibilities for low cost bicycle provision where political momentum overcomes regulatory and institutional inertia. The other case study is the Eastern Distributor project. At first glance, this project has very negative implications for a number of bicycle links to the East and South of the Sydney CBD. Proposed development of route alternatives may in fact enhance the demand for certain types of bicycle use. Based on the models described and supported by the case studies, there is room to conclude that bicycle use may persist - even in Sydney - given appropriate facilities and incentives! (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD E200461.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1007-18

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  • Accession Number: 00796391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-7307-2496-4
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2000 12:00AM