The last notable move was in September 2017 when the party announced that they were supporting the "reason" party, the former Sex party. A previous move was also vote sharing with the Science Party - both of these moves getting mixed responses from members who were supporting a 'single cause' party but by default supporting other parties which may not necessarily align with their own votes.
A notable achievement was connecting many advocacy groups... at least helping making cycling advocates a little less hostile towards one another.
One of the issues of this 'single issue' party is that the cause of viable transport can easily be adopted by others and waters - even through to the major parties who push transportation policy with a cycling component (which is usually unsubstantial... but enough feed to continually pat themselves on the back).
An important take-away is that the two leading parties will always argue that any vote for another party is a wasted vote... this is a plain and simply false, this 'claim' is made purely to retain a two party system and inhibit competition and shifting democratic influences. Single issue parties help shift public opinion and force the major parties to adapt their own policies. The current political state suggests that the media and private enterprise power over government is concerning - particularly when voters have a prime minister they didn't actually vote for... not very satisfying regardless of your political preferences.
To wrap this up - whatever your own political view, the Australian Cyclist Party and their presence in state politics was an positive move. Even though they were never destined towards becoming a significant political power, they mobilised a lot of people who were active advocated and increases the media attention to cycling topics.
Australian Cyclist Party wrote:After nearly five years and after contesting in both state and federal elections with over 50 candidates, the Australian Cyclists Party Committee has concluded that it is now time for us to wind-up our efforts.
Registered members may now choose to support and become a member of another political party - you do not need to communicate with us first. With so much still at stake, we urge you to stay involved!
We have appreciated the support of our membership that reached well over 2,000 and know through our many interactions that we had an impact through our efforts with other parties and organisations. We have been a voice when others feared to raise theirs. We have made new friends and links across Australia and also beyond. We learned a lot about policies and politics and the many issues that challenge our electoral system and affect those who do get involved.
Many of us will continue in personal or other advocacy roles and our popular ACP Facebook site will go on for now but will be re-branded soon.
I want to thank you Christopher for your support and encouragement; and to the candidates, volunteers and Committee Members, I have nothing but the deepest admiration for your contribution and commiment to supporting me and our efforts and for the future of cycling in Australia.