No mandatory ID for NSW bike riders

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Pedal Power ACT commends the NSW Government’s decision not to pursue the mandatory ID laws for bike riders that were scheduled to come into force on 1 March 2017.

“These changes would have directly affected many Pedal Power ACT members who live and cycle in NSW, and we have worked with and supported Bicycle NSW in their fight against these measures,” said Pedal Power ACT CEO John Armstrong.

“Pedal Power ACT applauds Bicycle NSW for their work in successfully demonstrating to the NSW Government that carrying ID is not a requirement to riding a bicycle.”

The 2016 NSW Bike Riders Survey showed that more than 93% of bike riders in NSW already carry some form of identification by choice when riding. Both Bicycle NSW and Pedal Power ACT strongly encourage bike riders to carry ID when riding.

“I am proud of the strong, working relationship Bicycle NSW is able to maintain with the NSW State Government, RMS and Transport for NSW in order to discuss and resolve this issue,” said CEO of Bicycle NSW Craig Meagher.

Pedal Power ACT continue to support our interstate allies in their campaign to make cycling better for all bicycle riders in NSW, and we will continue to work with all stakeholders to ensure fair and safe rules for all bike riders in our region.

For more information on this campaign, see Petition against NSW photo ID when on the bike.

See Bicycle NSW statement A Win for Cyclists.

 

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