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Why Bicycle Riding?


Bicycle Tasmania’s Facilities Development Campaign Plan 2012–2020 <  >

Reduce Transport Costs
Bicycle riding is a cheap, efficient and fast form of transportation!

Increase Physical Activity
Tasmanians are the least active in the nation. Exercise provided by regular bicycle riding offers a plethora of health benefits and protective effects against the development of chronic disease!

Create Sustainable Behaviour Change
Encouraging bicycle riding for everyday transport is a proven method of fostering long term healthy behaviour change!

Reduce Oil Vulnerability
Reducing transport reliance on petroleum products increases Tasmania's economic resilience and protects the community against oil price shocks!

Increase Livability
Tasmania’s cities and towns will benefit economically if they improve livability for their citizens. Bicycle riding  contributes significantly to the potential of population centres to support quality of life, health and wellbeing and is in line with Australia's national urban policy.

Contribute to Social Inclusion
Bicycle riding is an easily accessible and affordable transport option. Bicycle riders report a greater sense of community connectedness.

Reduce Emissions
Bicycles produce zero emissions. Tasmania’s clean green image is supported by more people riding bicycles!

Reduce Road Congestion
Bicycle riders require less space when in transit or when parking than other road users.

Benefits to Business
Business stands to benefit from bicycle riding. Already bicycles outsell cars in Australia. People require new bicycles and regular maintenance of their bicycles. A dollar saved on petrol is a dollar that stays in the local economy.