Michael Ferguson,Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
School kids across the state have hopped on their bikes as part of Bicycle Network Tasmania’s Ride2School Day.
Ride2School Day is an annual event to teach school children about bike safety, road rules, safe behaviour and the safest route to ride to school.
It also reminds drivers to take care and drive responsibly around cyclists, especially kids, recognising that in a crash, a cyclist will always come off worse.
Developing good habits, like being active at a young age means you’re more likely to maintain them into adulthood.
And by increasing our young people’s participation in active travel like cycling, and promoting safe behaviour on and around the road, we are helping to create a new generation of responsible road users.
To help promote healthy, active and safe travel behaviours for and by kids, the Tasmanian Liberal Government is proud to support the Ride2School program through the Road Safety Levy and the Towards Zero Action Plan 2020-2024.
The Government is also committed to making cycling safer and more accessible for all Tasmanians, through a number of programs aimed at improving bicycle facilities.
We are working with the Bicycle Network and local councils around the state to develop a $6 million program of new cycle paths, linking local cycling routes with state-owned cycling infrastructure.