Cycling in Melbourne Australia
You wake up one morning and .... the State Government has realised that it's fiscally irresponsible not to have a budget for bike infrastructure. They decide to spend four percent of the road budget on bike infrastructure and education, at $100 million annually. They are consulting widely with the Public and they are asking you what to spent it on.
And you say ... together with your detailed plans and justifications?
Bike lanes all the way down Plenty Road to service one of Melbourne's Northern Growth corridors.
Detailed plan: abolish car lanes where required.
1. Prefer not to die on the road.
2. Motorists in the growth corridors are supportive of heavy traffic and therefore will assume the increase/slow down in traffic is simply a result of the exponential population growth in their suburb, rather than reduced infrastructure.
As a cost saving measure, no funding on education will be required, as road users are more or less comfortable with the existing road toll and prefer to remain ignorant of laws and sources of infrastructure funding.
A connection across Toorak Rd for the Outer Circle path, Upgrading of the Belgrave Ringwood Rail Trail from Belgrave to Upper Ferntree Gully.
A new bridge over Yarraman Station in lieu of the existing one.
Upgrading the Dandenong Creek Trail from Greens Rd to Carrum.
Realignment of the EastLink Trail Ringwood to Donvale.
A full upgrade of the Moonee Ponds Creek Path.
Western Ring Road path to be upgraded.
Upgrading the Fed Trail all the way through to the City
Removal of Gipps St stairs.
Removal of Chandler Hwy Stairs on the Main Yarra Trail.
Upgrading the Main Yarra Trail through Banyou Flats
Main Yarra Trail near Punt Rd upgrade.
Better road crossings along the Lilydale warby Trail.
Rail Trail Lilydale to Healsville