[YarraBUG-list] Launch of Cycling: Getting Australia Moving + Bicycling Achievement Awards

Cycling Promotion Fund office at cyclingpromotion.com.au
Wed Jun 4 13:39:00 AEST 2008

The Cycling: Getting Australia Moving report was launched in Canberra today,
in conjunction with the presentation of the National Bicycling Achievement
Awards, read below for additional details. Please feel free contact the
Cycling Promotion Fund office if you would like to obtain copies of Cycling:
Getting Australia Moving report or the 2007 Australian Bicycling Awards
Achievement booklet.

Launch of Cycling: Getting Australia Moving

A new report launched today by Professor of Global Health at the University
of Melbourne's Nossal Institute, Dr Rob Moodie, found cycling currently
saves an estimated $227.2m per year in health costs alone. The report
Cycling: Getting Australia Moving has, for the first time, placed a dollar
value on cycling participation. Dr Moodie said "this report demonstrates the
considerable benefit offered to individuals and governments by cycling.
Addressing the barriers preventing more Australians from cycling  will
deliver substantial savings to both government and the community".

Rosemarie Speidel: Program Director, Cycling Promotion Fund, Ph: 0407 537
Elliot Fishman: Spokesperson and Policy Advisor, Cycling Promotion Fund, Ph:
0438 547 450

Launch of Cycling: Getting Australia Moving Media release (PDF, 36kb)

Download Cycling: Getting Australia Moving (PDF, 3.1M)

Cycling: Getting Australia Moving - executive summary (PDF, 1.7M)

Bicycling Achievement Awards

On 4th June, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, The Hon
Peter Garrett AM, MP presented the National Bicycling Achievement Awards at
Old Parliament House in Canberra. The prestigious Bicycling Achievement
Awards have been set up by the Cycling Promotion Fund to acknowledge
innovation, commitment and achievement in making Australia more bicycle
friendly. The diversity of winners in this year's awards are proof of the
growing support for cycling across Australia. Although there remains much to
be achieved, it is very encouraging to see the many different ways in which
Australians are doing their bit to encourage cycling.

Bicycling Achievement Awards Media release

Bicycling Achievement Awards Website

Download the Australian Bicycling Awards Achievement booklet (PDF, 3.3M)

National News Articles

ABC Radio National

ABC News: Cyclists saving Govt $200m in health costs: report

$290m reason to get on your bike

Cycling Promotion Fund
PO Box 3052 Auburn Victoria 3123
Ph 03-9818-5400 Fax 03-9818-4535
An initiative of the Bicycling Industry in Australia

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