Getting our City into gear

Published on 28 September 2022

Woman cycling on bridge

Choosing to ride a bike – even for just one trip a day – can not only ease traffic congestion and reduce emissions, it can also bring long-term benefits to your health and wellbeing. Not to mention, it can be lots of fun – regardless of age or ability!

Because we want to create a city where anyone in our community who wants to ride a bike, can do so safely, Council has installed 40km of bike paths across our City as part of its commitment to support bike riding to access services and facilities.

In this year’s Budget, $6.947 million has also been allocated towards further developing and upgrading pedestrian and bike paths.

The Bicycle Strategy sets out a future network for 2030 and guides what annual improvements are made to our cycling infrastructure each year.

While we are working towards this long-term plan, Mayor, Cr Anthony Tran said, Council wants to ensure that everything is being done in the interim to encourage more residents to get on their bikes more often.

“Whether you’re a passionate cyclist or recreational rider, we want to ensure future cycle paths best meet our community’s needs. If you don’t currently ride a bike but would like to, we also want to understand what is needed to make you feel more comfortable choosing four wheels over two.

”We need you to let us know the aspects you do and don’t like about the current cycling network, or what is currently holding you back from cycling in our City,” he said.

Help us understand what you need to get into gear by visiting yourcityyourvoice.com.au/cycling and dropping a pin on the map or completing the short survey by 5pm, Sunday 2 October.

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