Australia Needs More Bike Lanes
On 7 October 2020, The Victorian Government announced a $13 million investment in temp bikes lanes across inner Melbourne suburbs.
Congratulations Victoria, this support for cycling will save lives and keep people riding!
In May 2020, the Amy Gillett Foundation identified through YouGov polling that 75% of drivers would feel safer on roads with temporary separated bike lanes and that 89 % of Australians supports the installation of temporary bike lanes in their local area to increase safety for people riding bikes for transport.
Temporary separated bike lanes will help people who want to ride and keep the road free for people who need to drive.
NSW, QLD and Victoria support temp bike lanes to help us build back better after COVID, who’s next?
The Amy Gillett Foundation (AGF) believes safe active transport must be an enduring feature of the ‘new normal’ for how Australians move through their local communities, take their kids to school and commute to work, but a massive increase in cycling participation necessitates urgent support to keep people safe.
The AGF recommends at least $300million be allocated from the $3.8billion infrastructure commitment made in late Nov 2019, by the Federal Government and this investment could be made immediately as part of the recent $500million Local Roads and Community Infrastructure announcement last week (22 May 2020).
“There are not many things that 9 out of 10 Australians agree on, but they agree on temporary separated bike lanes. This is ‘shovel-ready’ investment that can keep people riding and keep everyone safe. This is an opportunity for national leadership that will do more for safety for cyclists, active transport options and safety for all road users in the next two months, than the last twenty years combined.”
Dan Kneipp, Amy Gillett Foundation CEO
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