Local planning

Local planning efforts include:

  • Input into the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail map
  • A response to the East-West Link Report
  • Liaising with Hobsons Bay City Council about the local TravelSmart map
  • Federation Trail surface (which was resurfaced in 2007!)
  • Safety concerns about bollards around Cherry Lake

We also support the Amy Gillett Foundation petition for “a metre matters”, details to sign the petition are available in the following links

Petition – 1 pager Petition

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Further information is available regarding to the bike route to the city and the veloway design.

See  the Bicycle Network article for further details.

 

Drop in, relaxed classes with bicycle educators available to give one to one support and tuition to beginner bike riders. Classes are on Friday afternoons, 27 October; 3, 10, 17, 24 November. Classes cover safety, helmet fit, bike check and basic riding skills.

This event is proudly supported by VicRoads Community Road Safety Grants and Wyndham City Council.

See https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/whats-on/bicycle-classes-and-bike-ride-celebration

Received from the newly formed Australian Cycling Promotion Foundation:

 

Monday 11 September 2017
ACPF Media Release

Road injury toll heads up wrong path for cyclists

[Under embargo until 1am, 11 September 2017]

Today’s release by the Medical Journal of Australia of a study led by Dr Ben Beck, at Monash University, showing a doubling of hospitalised major trauma for cyclists in the last nine years is the clearest warning yet that the choice to ride a bike must be safer for everyone.

The Australian Cycling Promotion Foundation[1] is alarmed that at a time when society is desperate for solutions to a tsunami of chronic disease fuelled by physical inactivity, more is not being done to make the choice to cycle for short trips easier and safer.

The Foundation’s Stephen Hodge said that the study results also come on the back of a statistically significant decrease in the level of cycling participation in Australia between 2011 and 2017[2].

“Many more Australians want to be more active and we know they would consider cycling for short trips if it were easier and safer[3].

“The MJA study calls for further investment in road safety and we agree, but the only way to achieve better outcomes is by focusing systematically on all elements for a better outcome.

“We also know this is already happening in some areas of our cities and towns with some state and local governments committed to making a difference with significant investment in appropriate infrastructure.

“But this decline in safety shows we need to do more to stop pedalling backwards.

“In line with international best practice evident in countries with much better safety records than Australia, we need a national approach which includes;

  • increased investment in safe, connected and well-designed separated infrastructure,
  • education of all road users,
  • reduced speed limits in residential areas and activity centres, and
  • a more positive legislative regime including adoption of mandatory passing distance across Australia that recognises more cycling is good for everyone,” Mr Hodge said

More walking and cycling provides significant benefits for all Australians and the Foundation is committed to national collaborative efforts to achieve this.

We call on all Governments to invest to make cycling easier, safer and more attractive.

Media contacts for comment and interviews:

Australian Cycling Promotion Foundation – Stephen Hodge, mob. 0411 149 910, shodge@cyclingpromotion.com.au; Peter Bourke mob. 0438 871 271, pbourke@cyclingpromotion.com.au.

Australian Cycling Promotion Foundation – www.cyclingpromotion.org


[1] The Australian Cycling Promotion Foundation was launched on 1st July 2017 as an independent not-for-profit foundation, building on nearly twenty years of national bicycle advocacy by the Cycling Promotion Fund. For more information visit www.cyclingpromotion.org.
[2] Australian Cycling Participation 2017, Austroads Report, June 2017, https://www.onlinepublications.austroads.com.au/items/AP-C91-17 accessed 10 September 2017.
[3] Riding a Bike for Transport – 2011 Survey Findings, Cycling Promotion Fund and Heart Foundation, 2011. https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/27b1f8_46ad1bb4addd41169a376c60b90c3fcc.pdf, accessed 10 September 2017.

 

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