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AA welcomes additional investment in safe urban cycleways


AA welcomes additional investment in safe urban cycleways


The AA welcomes announcements today of an extra investment of $100 million to accelerate safe cycleways in urban centres.

AA General Manager Motoring Affairs Mike Noon says this investment benefits all road users not just those who cycle, both by making cycling safer in our urban centres as well as potentially reducing congestion.

“The AA has been concerned that many of our cycleways are currently not well joined up, which leads to dangerous pinch points when traffic converges,” Mr Noon says.

“If we can provide good safe cycling infrastructure more people will be encouraged to cycle easing congestion and most importantly reducing the risk of cycling crashes and injuries.”

Mr Noon says finally getting cycleways built is not easy and it will need to be well planned.

“The establishment of an Urban Cycleway Investment Panel with local and central government representatives along with key cycling stakeholder organisations seems like a very sensible and practical way to get safe cycling infrastructure happening in our urban centres.”

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