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Compulsory ID for NSW cyclists scrapped

AAP logoAAP 1/12/2016

Cyclists are rejoicing after the NSW government backed down from a plan to make carrying an ID while riding a bike compulsory.

The Amy Gillett Foundation, which strongly lobbied the government to back away from the proposed change announced last year, said it's pleased with the change.

Roads Minister Duncan Gay said on Friday rather than making it mandatory, the government will encourage cyclists to carry ID or emergency contact cards, which will be available from Cycling NSW or Bicycle NSW.

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