Connection to Other Government Goals:
The NSW Government welcomes any initiative that makes walking and cycling, or active transport, more appealing and accessible. The role of bicycle sharing services as a ‘first mile/last mile’ solution to connect people with our public transport network will be supported by new rules to better manage safety risks and amenity issues in the community.
Safe Infrastructure Requirements:
Councils and other impounding authorities are encouraged to work with operators, the NSW Government and, where appropriate, with each other to plan and fund cycling infrastructure. This may include developing strategies that identify priority projects as well as funding and resources for things like bicycle paths, signage and other infrastructure designating preferred parking and parking exclusion areas for shared bicycles. Councils should link the development of their policies to their Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) consultation and planning processes, where possible. Councils and other land managers in their area are encouraged to work together on developing consistent approaches to signage and parking area design.