Cycling in Sydney Australia
Given this: https://twitter.com/cms2037/status/894338202907009024, I have been wondering if there is a way to influence the major political parties to adopt policies which will actually benefit, encourage and build numbers of cyclists as well as building infrastructure for us.
We are about 20 months out from the next NSW state election, if my calculations (I counted on my fingers) are correct.
Since the major parties are the only ones who will form government, how can we get either Liberal or Labor to come out with these positive policies?
What would we actually want these policies to say?
Do positive cycling policies have to come up from the grassroots via branch members or should we try to convince current higher-ups to support their introduction?
Is anyone on SC who is a member of either the Labor or, ahem, the Lieberal Party, able to offer some insight into the policymaking process?
Also, everyone should watch this film, "The Cycle of Reform": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGsM-XIuGwo
*Out with it: Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Labor or Lieberal Party?