Meanwhile the City of Melbourne Increases Cycling Funding
Fortunately it’s not all bad news in Victoria. The City of Melbourne should be increasing its funding for cycling infrastructure four fold to $5.6 million dollars. The draft budget is expected to be ratified by Council on 28th June.
In a press release dated 10th May, Councillor Cathy Oke, responsible for the Eco-City portfolio, said the proposed bike lanes would fill the gaps in Melbourne’s bike network and create a seamless travel experience for cyclists across the city.
“This $5.6 million will help us establish a superior, connected cycling network for Melbourne that will enable cyclists to travel from one end of the city to the other and beyond on clear, delineated bike paths,” Cr Oke said.
Cr Kevin Louey, responsible for the Connected City portfolio said more than 11 per cent of all vehicles travelling into the central city every morning are bikes.