Safe cycleways good for congestion and obesity

An opinion piece in today's Daily Telegraph criticising cycleways is a stark contrast to another story in the same newspaper linking traffic congestion and obesity.

The story made clear that Sydney's clogged roads are a major health issue and nominated bike paths near businesses as part of the solution. The health benefits of cycling are one of the reasons many more people are taking it up, with the number of people riding soaring 130% since 2010.

The separated cycle network being built by the State Government and City of Sydney seeks to ensure that people who choose to ride in our city are as safe as possible. Bike paths help reduce traffic congestion, benefiting all road users.

If you want to show your support for separated cycleways, you should join more than 1,200 other people and sign the Share Out Streets petition by clicking here.