Well done to our local government, Cr Vivien Griffiin, SCC, the head of the integrated transport systems portfolio and the team at TravelSmart for being a winner at the Bicycling Achievement Awards held by the Cycling Promotion Fund. These awards highlight cycling achievements throughout the community and the role it plays in supporting active living across all ages.
The Sunshine Coast Council won the Local Government Award for 'Special Initiative to Encourage and Promote Cycling'. Their vision is to be Australia's most sustainable region. We currently have 800kms of bikeways and over 13,000 hectares of parks and bushland. The council has committed $20 Million over the next 5 years for cycling infrastructure. Another initiative by the council has been the creation of a cycling reference group with representatives from state agencies, bicycle user groups and council staff which helps to set priorities for future cycling infrastructure improvements, education and encouragement programs and cycling policy direction for the region as a whole (CPF,2010, 2009 award winners, The Australian Bicycling Achievement awards website).
TravelSmart Noosa) in the front second to the right.
This is a great achievement by our community members and fellow cyclists, let's show our support and get on our bikes and have some fun.