BIKESydney was formed in 2000 to lobby for improved conditions for bicycle users within the City of Sydney Local Government Area. At the time of our formation the City had done nothing for cycling.
BIKESydney’s efforts have resulted in the initiation in a new bike plan – this is the plan that is currently driving all the great work we’re seeing in the CoS LGA today.
BIKESydney representatives sit on the City of Sydney Bike Steering Committee and Traffic Management Committee.
Whenever new bike infrastructure is proposed we assess the plans from the perspective of users and provide detailed feedback to the council.
We’ve helped identify bike parking opportunities throughout the City – many of the rings you see on poles are there because a BIKESydney volunteer surveyed the area and suggested it be placed there.
We also regularly provide comment and submissions to local, state and federal government inquiries and proposals that impact on bicycle users.
We regularly hold bicycle information stalls and cultural events including social rides, film nights, fashion parades and art exhibitions. From 2006-2008 we coordinated the Bicycle Film Festival in Sydney. This opened our eyes to the potential of bicycle valet parking which we now provide to event managers across Sydney.
In 2009 and 2010 BIKESydney was nominated nominated for the Special Achievement Award by a Bicycle Organisation in the Australian Bicycling Achievement Awards. In 2009 our Bike Valet Service was a finalist in the City of Sydney’s Business Awards.
There’s still much more work ahead if we’re to achieve our vision of a Sydney where everyone feels safe and comfortable riding their bike.
We ask every cyclist who lives in the city, rides to the city or just rides through the city join BIKESydney. Your support will help us to continue our work and success.