Can cycling benifit from Tony Abbott's direct action plan?

So I heard in the news, that the way this supposed scheme will work is like an auction, who can get the biggest CO2 reduction for the lowest price.

Compared to say roads, bike paths are dirt cheap, and bike produce no net CO2, where as cars produce a huge amount.

So if we built a bike path for $X, and thus removed Y cars off the road, we'd have reduced Z tonnes of CO2.

Anybody have any idea what the above numbers would be, and what other projects would typically be talking about?

I assume councils would use this to fund the paths, or could an independent organisation get the funding then build the path without council?

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Yours is a logical and neat idea.

 

However I don't think endorsement of direct 'action' or participation in the scheme is good for a cause which is fundamentally green in the first place.

 

My own preference is to get govt into a space where it understands its obligation to deliver an environment that is safe and pleasant {for vulnerable road users}, and how to deliver on that obligation.

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