Strategy and research

Read more about the strategy and research behind our projects and programs.

Cycle Strategy and Action Plan (2007 - 2017)

The City of Sydney Cycle Strategy and Action Plan 2007-2017 is our commitment to making cycling as attractive a choice of transport as walking or using public transport.

The strategy outlines the infrastructure needed to ensure a safer and more comfortable cycling environment and the social initiatives that will encourage more people to cycle.

It is based on comprehensive analysis of cycling issues prepared by consultants, who drew on significant community input.

Cycle Strategy and Action Plan 2007 - 2017 (PDF)

SteetShare Strategy

The City of Sydney’s StreetShare strategy identifies programs and initiatives to create a more harmonious relationship between all users of shared space, both off-road and on-road.

StreetShare Strategy (PDF)

Economic Appraisal

In 2010, the City of Sydney commissioned independent research to quantify the economic benefits of the proposed Inner Sydney Regional Bike Network.

The study by AECOM found the network would deliver at least $506 million – or $3.88 for every dollar spent – in net economic benefits over 30 years, and reduce Sydney’s traffic congestion by 4.3 million car trips a year.

The study forecasts a 66 per cent increase in bike trips by 2016 and a 71 per cent rise by 2026 if the 284 km network – spanning 15 council areas, 164 suburbs and a population of 1.2 million people – is built at a cost of $179 million.

The proposed project is in addition to the City’s current $76 million works program to build 200km of cycleways in the city centre and inner city villages by 2017.

The benefit in reducing congestion alone is estimated to be worth $97.8 million or $4.07 for every commuter switching from a car to bicycle during peak periods.

AECOM Economic Appraisal Report (PDF)

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