The future of cycling is exciting

Published on 30 April 2020

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The future of cycling in our City is headed in an exciting direction with the adoption of the Maribyrnong Bicycle Strategy 2020-30.

The community enthusiastically provided feedback on the draft strategy when it went out for consultation in late 2019.

There was a call for improved cycling infrastructure to reach various destinations for family outings, increased promotion of cycling events and more secure bicycle parking as part of the consultation. 

This community feedback and an independent review by the Australian Road Research Board shaped the Maribyrnong Bicycle Strategy which aims to deliver a connected and protected bicycle network by 2030.

It also aims to see increased cycling participation by people of all ages, genders and abilities by providing safe and improved conditions for cyclists including, new infrastructure and safer speeds.

The strategy will also guide new development, support local schools and communities by increasing cycling awareness, and improving cycling routes to destinations like such as the Footscray Education precinct, Footscray to Highpoint, Spotswood to Tottenham Station and Braybrook to Tottenham Station.

Message from the Mayor, Cr Sarah Carter:

The numbers of cyclists on our local roads continues to increase and it is important for Council to be investing in our cycling network to ensure greater connectivity and safety. I’d like to thank all those who have contributed to the strategy as part of consultation, including Bike West, Bicycle Network and the Maribyrnong Active Transport Advisory Committee.”

Caption: Mayor Cr Sarah Carter and Cr Martin Zakharov

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