Why can’t I find a commitment to a target modal share for cycling in NZ?
The city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch has big plans and is currently updating its cycling infrastructure. The city wants to raise the modal share of cycling from 33% to 44% of all trips.
27 European cities have signed the “Charter of Brussels” in the European Parliament to set the target of at least 15% bicycling modal share by 2020
And even in similarly ‘helmet law blighted’ Australia, plans are a foot …
SydneyÂ has committedÂ to increase the number of bicycle trips, as a percentage of total trips, from less than 2% in 2006 to 5% by 2011, and to 10% by 2016
Brisbane is going for 8% modal share for cycling by 2016 in it’s Active Transport Strategy
I couldn’t find Melbourne’s targets but here is there draft transport update that looks pretty focused on improving Public and active transport.
Think of a number – any number (5 has a nice ring to it) – but let’s at least have something to aim for!