Ten thousand bucks if you can help get people on their bikes in Sydney
A bike idea?
“Whether it’s a bike bus to work or school, a phone app to help riders navigate the city, or a blog about cutting edge two-wheeler fashion, we want to hear from Sydneysiders with ideas to encourage bike riding,” the Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP said.
The City says their recent ‘bike counts’ show cycling has nearly doubled in areas with dedicated cycle paths and 'includes a 124 per cent increase in the CBD on Kent St; 167 per cent near the Anzac Bridge; and a 173 per cent jump on Bourke Rd, Alexandria'.
“If you have an idea to inspire more people to ride bikes, or to improve how we share the paths and roads, we’d like to hear about it and help it become a reality,” said the Lord Mayor.
Volunteer time, equipment, materials and cash can be used in the resident’s part of the grant, while the City of Sydney matches the equivalent value in cash.
The City says 'possible projects could include a documentary about bike culture, a bike mechanic pitstop, a bike riding get-together, a YouTube vodcast to inspire new cyclists, a gig or festival built around bikes, or something completely different – the City wants your ideas'.
Fiona Campbell, the City’s manager of cycling strategy, is encouraging locals to contact the Council and says that Council staff will talk through ideas with you and help get projects started.
This round of grant applications closes 21 March 2011. More information including FAQs: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/matchinggran...
Any good ideas to encourage cycling or cycling etiquette in the City?