Beat the bus fare price rise: bike!

Sydney’s public transport fares have just increased for the second consecutive year, but a better way to get to work could save you money.

The price of bus journeys up to 8 kilometres have increased by 4.5% since September 2016, and will now cost city commuters $1,830 a year*.

An 8 kilometre journey along Sydney’s bike network – for example from Bronte or Enmore to Circular Quay – only takes about half an hour. You’ll see the city along the way, always arrive on time, and gently increase your fitness as you go.

And Sydney’s safe cycling network continues to grow, with more places for everyone to ride. Recently completed routes include a new connection to Green Square along Bourke Street, and 40km/h zones on quiet streets in Newtown and Alexandria.

For anyone new to biking (or rusty riders wanting to refresh their skills) bookings are open for Cycling in the City confidence building courses.

When prices increase again next financial year, your wallet will thank you for making the change!

*$1.830 is equal to two single Opal bus fares a day at $3.66 each, for 250 working days per year.

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