De Gendt wins solo in Catalunya; the longest day at Cape Epic: Daily News Digest

by Caley Fretz

March 22, 2018

In today’s Daily News Digest: Elia Viviani wins Driedaasge de Panne; Thomas de Gendt wins solo in Catalunya; Canyon-Topeak and Investec Songo Specialized take wins at Cape Epic; The life and death of the Wolfpack Marathon Crash Race; CyclingTips Podcast: Driverless cars, Milan-San Remo, and a Tour de France tangent; Proper disc-brake bed-in; Scott Sunderland out of action due to new concussion; Funding for walking and cycling infrastructure falls short in Australia; Minali wins stage 4 of the Tour of Langkawi; UCI launches next phase in testing for hidden motors

Funding for cycling and walking infrastructure falls short in Australia

by CyclingTips

Cycling and walking receive a tiny fraction of total infrastructure funding, according to research by the Sydney Morning Herald.

Reporters sifted through data to determine how much municipalities, states, and territories are spending on walking and cycling. It found that Brisbane and Sydney have in recent years allocated between 6% and 9% of their transport budgets to walking and cycling, while Melbourne currently uses nearly half its transport budget on walking and cycling paths. Brisbane has the lowest active travel rates of the three cities.

Click through to read more from the Sydney Morning Herald.