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    • Did you know??
      Cycling is......
    • Save Time
      Gosford & Woy Woy Station
      Cycling Catchment Area (15min/5km)
      Bicycles can be faster than any other mode of travel
      When travel time is measured from door to
      door for short-distance trips up to 5 km long
      on a congested urban road network, bicycles
      can generally be faster than any other mode
      of travel.
      When travel time is measured from door to door for
      short-distance trips up to 5 km long on a congested
      urban road network, bicycles can generally be faster
      than any other mode of travel.
    • Get Healthy
      The importance of physical activity and cycling to health
      Cycling can help you get your recommended
      30 minutes (2x15min bike trips) of activity per
      day, and help you:
      control your weight
      reduce your risk of chronic disease.
      reduce stress and depression.
      improve concentration and sleep.
      tone and strengthen muscles.
      improve energy levels.
      Figure 2:Schematic illustration depicting the relationships between physical activity and health benefit. Adapted from Bouchard, 2001
      The direct cost of physical inactivity to the Australian health budget in 2006/07 Was $1.49 billion
    • Save Money
      It makes good economic sense to encourage more cycling.
      The cost savings to society of substituting
      Bicycle trips for short car trips can be of
      the order of 60 c/km, including:
      Reductions in the cost of providing parking (It costs about $45,000 and 30m2to provide a car park . Based on Woy Woy commuter car park)
      Transport makes up 16% of the average Australian family’s budget, a similar proportion to housing and food costs.
      Running an average car in NSW costs
      between $7,500 and $16,800 a year. (a bike costs around 1% of that amount. 42.4 % of Gosford the households owns 2 or more vehicles, often used to park a commuter car parks)
      By cycling, save at least $56.10 and 4.8 hours per week – even
      more if parking costs and current fuel prices are considered.
    • Save the Environment
      Cycling is a sustainable mode of Transport
      and friendly to the environment.
      About half of the greenhouse gas emissions produced by an average Australian family are from transport. In urban areas motor vehicles are the main source of air pollution
      Using bicycles to replace short car trips… means: Less energy, less pollution, and less space for cars and roads….
      A city…that is designed for higher levels of cycling can be cleaner… less polluting… and a more pleasant place to live.
    • Cycling becomes safer when more people
      cycle, bike paths and lanes are provided
      and the overall speed of traffic is lower.
      Motor vehicles are the most significant
      Source of harm in the transport system,
      and pedestrians and cyclists bear a
      disproportionate burden of traffic risk.
      Road safety is increased by shifting people
      out of cars and promoting cycling, walking
      and public transport.
      Be Safe
      Cycling has lower injury rates than most other forms of sport, exercise and active recreation– see Figure 1.