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Monday, 28 July 2014

MONEY SPENT ON BICYCLES

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENTS underspend on motorcycle & scooter riders but all three levels of government throw our taxes at bicyclists. Like bicyclists, most motorcycle & scooter riders pay road fees for a car as well as their bikes. Bicyclists do not pay for their pushbikes.

Cost savings to the community from the health benefits from cycling exercise are probably negated by injuries from crashes because bicyclists wear far less protective gear than motorcycle & scooter riders.

Manningham Council in Victoria will spend $440,000 of ratepayers money on bicycling this financial year.


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