To understand why Australian cities are far from being meccas for walking and cycling, follow the money. Our research has collated data for all the states and territories and our three biggest cities. We found that cycling and walking receive a tiny fraction of overall transport infrastructure funding.
Read the full story in The Conversation.
- Dorina Pojani
- Anthony Kimpton
- Jonathan Corcoran
- Neil Sipe
Great to see some clever analysis of the comparative investment in the different transport modes. Shame about walking. It is a poor cousin to cars, public transport and even cycling, yet it is something most of us can do with little cost and for the majority, it is good for health and social outcomes. More investment is needed in walking paths.
As a nation we have fallen for an austerity regime hook, line, and sinker. We have all been convinced that there is no money or capacity to do anything. But we can and should have excellent NMT infrastructure!