Tasmanian Bicycle Council Executive 2018–19
|Chair||Alison Hetherington||Bicycle Network Tasmania|
|Deputy Chair||Mark Parssey||Hobart Bike Kitchen|
|Secretary||Mary McParland||Cycling South|
|Public Officer||Mary McParland||Cycling South|
Bicycle Network Tasmania
A statewide bicycle advocacy group which is dedicated to making it easier for people to ride a bike, with over 45,000 member nationally. Membership includes third-party and bicycle accident insurance for individuals and families. Social rides and activities are run regularly around Hobart and Burnie.
City of Hobart
Tasmania’s capital city and the biggest city in the state, the City of Hobart has a City Vision and Transport Strategy that both aim to improve infrastructure and support for bicycle riding.
City of Launceston
Tasmania’s biggest northern city, Launceston boasts scenic off-road shared paths and a strong tradition of road cycling. The City is developing a Transport Strategy to better guide its bicycle infrastructure roll-out.
CyclingSouth is a regional cycling body representing the five southern metropolitan councils: Hobart, Glenorchy, Brighton, Clarence and Kingborough. The member councils are working towards developing and improving infrastructure such as pathways, bike lanes, sealed shoulders and end-of-trip facilities. CyclingSouth develops programs that encourage more people to enjoy riding their bikes and plays an advocacy role for cycling at all levels of government.
Cycling Tasmania is the peak governing body for both organised competitive and recreational cycling within Tasmania, Australia.
Cycling Tasmania is an affiliate of Cycling Australia and the International Cycling Union and has 19 affiliated clubs and over 1000 members throughout Tasmania.
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Department of State Growth
This Tasmanian Government department includes responsibility for all of the state’s transport infrastructure and services. The department provides the Tasmanian Bicycle Council with meeting spaces and support and funding for professional development forums.
Hobart Bike Kitchen
Hobart Bike Kitchen is a:
• means of recycling old bikes and parts into usable bicycles
• resource of information and tools to keep your bike maintained or to get it back on the road again.
• promoter of cycling and healthy transport
• provider of bikes to those who are unable to get a bike by other means.
We are a non profit group of people who love bikes and who want to share our passion.
Safer Roads for Cyclists
A road safety advocacy group based in Burnie which meets quarterly. The aim of the group is to work specifically towards improving the safety of cyclists in the region. Members include representatives from local government, Department of State Growth, racing cycling groups and recreational cycling groups.
T-Bug is an incorporated not for profit organisation working towards building a strong cycling community whilst increasing cycle awareness and safety in Launceston and around the Tamar region. Activities range from organising social rides and bike maintenance workshops to representing cyclists in local government decisions regarding cycling infrastructure and lobbying at state and federal levels.
University of Tasmania
With campuses in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie, the University of Tasmania is a strong supporter of sustainable transport. The university provides bike parking and other end-of-trip facilities and works with local and state government to ensure its campuses are serviced by bicycle, pedestrian and public transport infrastructure.