World Cycling

Bike SA is helping advocate for cycling on the world stage with the World Cycling Alliance.  

Bike SA continues its involvement with the World Cycling Alliance as Board representative for the Oceania region. The World Cycling Alliance was launched at the Velo-city Global conference in Adelaide in 2014 and is gearing up to become a major cycling advocacy network on the world stage.

With the support of the European Cyclists Federation, the WCA seeks to unite cycling advocate NGO’s, to build a voice at the international institutional level and to develop a platform for exchange of expertise, sharing of best-practice and cooperation between organisations with a common purpose: promoting the use of the bicycle for active mobility transport, improved public health and community economic benefit.

Over the last two years, the Board has been working to establish a realistic and sustainable strategic framework for expert evidence based advocacy intervention at the highest international level.

The WCA continues to be engaged in a number of projects that have strong relevance for us – not only across Oceania but here in South Australia. Each month we will provide an update on this interesting and important work.

Most recently, WCA developed a series of commitments to the United Nations as part of the Paris climate change summit, COP21. These commitments contribute to the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals identified by the UN within its ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ program.

The work of the WCA has identified that bicycles play an active and in some cases crucial role in supporting the achievement of eleven of the seventeen goals – see more here.

As an end point, this work seeks to influence government policy settings and investment at the local, state, federal and regional levels.

Become a member of Bicycle SA today and help us advocate for cycling both in South Australia and beyond.