City of Vincent Bike Plan 2013
23 July 2014 – The City of Vincent Council met on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 and approved the implementation of Phase One and Two of the Bike Plan. These proejcts will provide on-road bike lanes on Oxford Street and on-road bike lanes and a shared path on Vincent and Bulwer Streets.
The Bicycling Western Australia CEO, Jeremey Murray, addressed the Council in support of the projects and you can read the presentation here. A number of interested residents (and BWA members) also spoke in favour of the plan. A small number of residents spoke against the proposal.
The Council meeting was not with controversy with the meeting adjourned twice and some members of the public being removed from the Chamber. The ABC reported on this on its website.
You can download a copy of the City of Vincent Bike Network Plan and report here.
What is happening?
The proposed Bike Network Plan will spend an unprecedented $2.5 million and deliver 10km of much-needed cycling paths and infrastructure, which will make Vincent one of Australia’s most bike-friendly Councils. The Plan aims to create safer and smarter routes which encourage people to cycle, help relieve traffic congestion and improve access between our urban villages.
The new cycling paths have been carefully researched and chosen by the City. In 2012, the City contracted AURECON Transport Engineers and Planners to develop the Plan. The draft was then presented to other expert groups and promoted to the community for comment (via workshops and online surveys, Dec 2012 – Feb 2013) before being approved in principle for formal consultation in October last year. MORE>>
HOW DO I PROVIDE FEEDBACK?
- Via email – email comments to the City’s Acting Chief Executive Officer at: [email protected]
- Online – visit www.vincent.wa.gov.au/bikeplan to comment using a simple