Have your say on Surf Coast Safer Cycling Strategy

Published on 19 April 2021

Safer Cycling Strategy

The Surf Coast Shire Council is developing a Safer Cycling Strategy and Action Plan and wants input from residents, whether they cycle or not.

The strategy will review existing cycling infrastructure on Council’s road network, identify any gaps, and seek input, feedback and suggestions on cycling-related issues and concerns.

Anyone can take the survey and pinpoint locations where there are cycling issues on an interactive map. The survey opens today (19 April) and closes on 9 May 2021.

Surf Coast Shire Deputy Mayor Cr Liz Pattison encouraged locals to provide input on this important strategy.

“We want to hear from cyclists, parents, drivers, pedestrians – everyone - on their experiences of cycling in the Surf Coast Shire,” Cr Pattison said.

She said in the past five years, there had been 37 cyclist crashes within the shire.

“With a growing population, we’re seeing an increase in the number of commuter and recreation cyclists, so we’re looking at ways to make riding safer and easier for everyone.”

“The Safer Cycling Strategy and Action Plan is also a critical link in Council’s climate emergency response.”

Once the consultation period has closed, Council will collate and consider all the responses and develop a summary paper, which will be published.

The Surf Coast Safer Cycling Strategy and Action Plan is expected to be made available for comment in August.

The development of the strategy is being funded by the Transport Accident Commission.

 

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