According to NSW health statistics, 64% of adults in the Illawarra Local Health District are overweight or obese- up from 48% in 2002. That means we have the third-highest rate of obesity in NSW. Councillor Cox says in Copenhagen, where 62% of people ride to work, the obesity are is around 15%.
“Providing our citizens with a universal cycle network that is safe and accessible for everyone could be the most effective initiative we as a city can implement to improve the health of our population. ”