Liberals offer a 10 year plan for cycling


ALISTAIR Coe has released the Canberra Liberals’ vision for the future of cycling in Canberra, with a focus on improved connectedness, safety and a better experience for cyclists.

Alistair says “Our 10 year vision includes:

  • Segregated/separated cycle paths on major arterial roads.
  • Completion of crucial missing links in the network, such as Kuringa Drive.
  • A comprehensive cycling tourism strategy.
  • Regular world class cycling and mountain bike races.
  • Having cycling regarded as mode of choice for than 10% of commuters.
  • Promotion of electric bikes.
  • No deaths on our network.
  • Support for technology solutions to help friends and family track vulnerable cyclists.
  • Better lighting on our network.
  • Better education for existing and potential cyclists, and other road users.
  • Updated cycling maps in innovative formats.
  • Comprehensive street sweeping and removal of chip seal on cycle paths.
  • Improved fit-outs to accommodate taking bicycles on board buses.
  • Dedicated cycle lanes in the median of Northbourne Avenue, Federal Highway and Flemington Road.
  • Retaining mandatory helmet laws.
  • Expanding cycle share scheme in consultation with the NCA and national institutions.

“The Canberra Liberals support all forms of cycling, be it for commuting, competition or recreation,” Mr Coe concluded.

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