Cycling in Sydney, Australia takes place for recreation, commuting and as a sport. Sydney has a hilly topography and so may require a slightly higher level of fitness from cyclists than flatter cities such as Melbourne and Canberra. Sydney depends heavily on motor vehicles where traffic and public transport operate at capacity. This means that cyclist are often competing with motorists for limited space on busier roads. In its favour, Sydney has a generally mild climate and there are active cycling groups. There is some investment at the local government level to increase the percentage of trips completed by bicycle, however NSW State Government has recently enacted legislation that increases fines to several hundred Australian Dollars for many offences that are considered trivial or even

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  • Cycling in Sydney, Australia takes place for recreation, commuting and as a sport. Sydney has a hilly topography and so may require a slightly higher level of fitness from cyclists than flatter cities such as Melbourne and Canberra. Sydney depends heavily on motor vehicles where traffic and public transport operate at capacity. This means that cyclist are often competing with motorists for limited space on busier roads. In its favour, Sydney has a generally mild climate and there are active cycling groups. There is some investment at the local government level to increase the percentage of trips completed by bicycle, however NSW State Government has recently enacted legislation that increases fines to several hundred Australian Dollars for many offences that are considered trivial or even legal in most other countries, like riding without a helmet ($319). Cycling in Australia has, until recently, been a minority interest sport, and hostility on the road is also common. One Danish cyclist, Thomas Andersen, who had cycled around the world for four years in 2014, singled out Sydney as being the worst city he had visited for cyclists. (en)
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  • Cycling in Sydney, Australia takes place for recreation, commuting and as a sport. Sydney has a hilly topography and so may require a slightly higher level of fitness from cyclists than flatter cities such as Melbourne and Canberra. Sydney depends heavily on motor vehicles where traffic and public transport operate at capacity. This means that cyclist are often competing with motorists for limited space on busier roads. In its favour, Sydney has a generally mild climate and there are active cycling groups. There is some investment at the local government level to increase the percentage of trips completed by bicycle, however NSW State Government has recently enacted legislation that increases fines to several hundred Australian Dollars for many offences that are considered trivial or even (en)
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  • Cycling in Sydney (en)
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