Have your say on our bicycle strategy

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Our draft Boroondara Bicycle Strategy aims to deliver a safe and appealing bicycle network, including high-quality off-road riding, safer cycling on main roads, and better bike parking and end-of-trip facilities.

Bicycles provide a sustainable transport option with a low carbon footprint and are associated with a wide range of environmental benefits that will help lead to a greener, more sustainable Boroondara.

The draft strategy outlines the new strategic framework, which will help us advance bicycle infrastructure and bicycle mode share in Boroondara over the next 10 years. We aim to deliver an integrated bicycle network that is safe, connected, protected, efficient and appealing to bicycle users of all ages and abilities. Council is seeking community feedback on the strategy until Monday 28 February.

Our guiding principles in drafting the strategy are:

  • a complete and connected bicycle network
  • a safe bicycle riding experience
  • integrated supporting facilities and amenities
  • awareness and education.

Initiatives and actions to support improvements to infrastructure and provide a connected safe network right across our city include:

  • advocating for support from the Victorian Government to develop the Strategic Cycling Corridor within Boroondara
  • creating a high-quality off-road shared path network by upgrading existing paths and providing new links
  • improving bicycle safety along main roads and intersections with various infrastructure treatments
  • creating a supporting network of safe bicycle streets to encourage access and local trips by bicycle
  • improving the management of paths used by both pedestrians and bike riders in formal gardens
  • improving the quality and quantity of bike parking and end-of-trip facilities
  • providing high-quality wayfinding
  • continuing to run and support educational programs designed to encourage people to ride bikes and develop safe riding skills.

This draft strategy has been developed following extensive community engagement, research and analysis to ensure it is relevant, achievable and meets the needs of our broader community.

Visit Engage Boroondara-external site to view the draft strategy and have your say before Monday 28 February 2022.