Another $9.6 Million for WA Bike Infrastructure

announcement of the WA Bicycle Network Grants funding

Perth, WA Communities in 37 WA local government areas will benefit from $9.6 million in funding announced in the latest round of the State’s Bicycle Network (WABN) Grants Program. The funding round, announced late last month, will assist 47 new projects delivered over the next two years, comprising the equivalent of approximately 38 kilometres of…

California to Subsidise E-Bike Purchases

Sacremento Capitol building

California may be the mecca of urban motorways and car culture, but their state government is achieving something that no Australian state has yet managed.
California’s latest state budget has allocated US$10 million (A$13.3 million) to help its citizens buy e-bikes.

German Climate Package Earmarks $1.38 Billion for Cycling

Cycling in Berlin Germany

Germany’s federal government has announced that will be investing 900 million Euro (A$1.38 billion) into cycling as part of its national climate protection programme. The largest portion will be funded through a €660 million (A$1 billion) ‘City and Country-side’ (‘Stadt und Land’) program, which was officially published on 25 January by the Federal Ministry of Transportation. The investments in both urban and rural infrastructure are intended to help unleash the potential of cycling for climate-friendly transportation across the country.

USA Public Volunteers US$1 Billion for Cycling

There’s now funding for more permanent versions of these in Austin, which is the capital of Texas. Photo Credit: Bike Austin.

In the USA, just like Australia, motor vehicle transportation receives the lion’s share of government transportation funding each year, with public and active transportation left to share the crumbs. However, unlike Australia, in the USA they have systems within their lower levels of government (state, city and county) in which propositions which exceed certain support…