Campbelltown Council’s bid to mandate bicycle identification for all riders over the age of 16 years has been overwhelmingly defeated.
At this afternoon’s Local Government Association Ordinary General Meeting, Campbelltown Council’s motion requesting the LGA to lobby the state government to mandate that all bicycles ridden by people over the age of 16 years are registered, has been resoundingly defeated.
This vote was delivered by the Mayors and representatives of each South Australian local council.
This is a vote for common sense and we applaud these local authorities in their decision to continue supporting SA to become a truly cycle friendly community.
Over the last four weeks Bike SA ran several eNews, Facebook posts and Blogs asking our members and friends to share their opinion on this matter to their local mayor and councillors.
You can read the blog here where our argument is laid out. You will also see a list of the Campbelltown Councillors who voted for and against the original motion.
There has been a tremendous community response to this issue.
The team at BSA would like to express our appreciation to all of you who engaged in the community conversation around this draconian proposition and took the time to voice your opinions through letters, phone calls, Facebook posts and emails to your elected officials.
Thanks again for supporting Bike SA to support you.
We would again like to acknowledge Scott Wood, a Campbelltown resident who first alerted us to this issue in his local area.
Become a Bike SA member today and help us advocate for a brighter future for cycling.