According to the City of Melbourne, last year 16% of all vehicle movements into the city in the morning peak period (between 7am and 10am) were bicycles. Just alone Bicycles Network have over 50,000 members Australia-wide.
We should strive to incentivise bike riding as a viable and attractive transport option by improving bicycle infrastructure and focussing on better integration with other road users and modes of transport to improve safety and usability.
Bike lanes should be considered in every road project and safe bike parking facilities at every transport hub.
There is also a need for programs to encourage participation particularly at a young age where habits are more easily adopted and retained.