South Australia only spends $2.89 per capita on cycling infrastructure - less than a cup of coffee.
A rather important report popped up last week about the state of cycling in Australia - but it hasn't gathered much media attention.
Here are some of the figures:
- South Australia spends less than $3 per head on cycling infrastructure.
- Our spend is the lowest of any mainland state in the nation
- Between 2011 and and 2013 the number of people cycling dropped by 20%
- Cycling investment accounted for just 0.49% of the State Government's total transport expenditure
On the bright side - even without significant infrastructure spending - bicycles managed to outsell cars for the 14th year running.
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A full copy of the report can be downloaded on the Aust Roads website.