“As a regular rider in inner west Sydney, it’s fantastic to see a growing number of women cyclists. Cycling is about making our cities more liveable and healthy – making it easy to be active by using active travel to work, to the shops or to visit friends, without a car! After the City of Sydney, the Marrickville Council area has the largest and fastest growing number of cyclists. The key challenge we have is making it easy and safe for people to travel by bike through Sydney. Concerns about safety and the gaps in our current bike path networks are two of the main barriers to more women getting on their bikes. Growing a genuinely safe bike path network for Sydney is the responsibility of all levels of government. Changes are happening, it just needs to happen faster. Big thanks to Bicycle NSW for the Heart Foundation GEAR UP GIRL Ride and all the other work you do to make cycling more accessible for everyone. Looking forward to cycling with you on March 8th!
Councillor Sylvie Ellsmore (Greens), Chair of Marrickville Council’s Transport Committee