The Cycling Promotion Fund gets an industry boost
- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 6 February 2012
The Cycling Promotion Fund (CPF) is the peak advocacy and political lobby group for cycling in Australia and they have just announced a significant boost as six large Australian cycling importers sign-up.
The General Manager of the CPF, Peter Bourke, commented on the phone today that CPF membership is based on it’s members paying a percentage of annual turnover to the fund, so this will result in a greater financial backing for the CPF to pursue it’s activities.
The increased bicycle industry support of the CPF confirms their status as the leading body in the ongoing challenge to put cycling on agenda for governments. Australia trails behind many leading countries in integrating cycling into society and development of cycling infrastucture and community adoption is suffering without a stonger state and national committment.
The Cycling Promotion Fund is pushing the key messages of Increased Mobility, Improved Lifestyles and Liveable Communities. For member companies, their support also signifies the future importance (and growth) of urban cycling and cycling for transport in this country in which cycling has traditionally been viewed as a sport.