INNOVATIVE FUNDING FOR CYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE

Griffith University’s Cities Research Institute was engaged by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to investigate Queensland, national and international examples of innovative funding models to support the delivery of cycling infrastructure and their applicability to the Queensland Government.
This report outlines the findings of the independent research undertaken by Griffith University. The contents of the report do not reflect Queensland Government policy.

AIM

This study aims to investigate innovative funding models that could help local governments and community organisations to find additional funding sources to further accelerate delivery of the bicycle network in Queensland. The goal was not to find alternative funding streams, but to find sources that could be used in addition to those already being made available by the Queensland Government.

RATIONALE

A lack of access to dedicated cycling infrastructure acts as a deterrent to bike riding in Queensland. Better access to safe, connected, practical and well-signed cycling infrastructure (off-road and on-road) has been identified as the number one enabler of ‘more bike riding, more often’ in the Queensland Cycling Strategy.

OUTCOME

Our study has accomplished the following tasks:

* Research and investigate: review of current funding models in Queensland and explore alternative models globally.
* Feasibility study and stakeholder engagement: Evaluate the feasibility of innovative schemes with a scoring criteria. We conducted two workshops involving government and non-government stakeholders to elicit their views.
* Final reporting and dissemination: Analysis and summary of findings.

Research Findings

We reviewed current funding streams in Queensland and explored a number of alternative and/or innovative sources that could be employed here. To evaluate the scheme suitability for the Queensland context, the research team undertook workshops with governmental, community, metropolitan and regional stakeholders.
The final summary report and full report are available at the links below. The findings should be especially valuable for local governments/organisations searching for additional funding sources in creating cycling infrastructure.

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