Safer Cycling Strategy

Submissions have now closed

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Thanks to everyone who contributed feedback during the development of the Safer Cycling Strategy and Action Plan. 

Submissions have now closed, and will be considered by Council before the adoption of a final Strategy and Action Plan.  


Project Background

With a growing number of commuter and recreational cyclists in the region, Council is developing a Safer Cycling Strategy and Action Plan.

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.

Development of this strategy is being funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). 

Why a Safer Cycling Strategy?

Council is developing a cycling strategy to support improved safety and connection for commuter and recreational cyclists in the Surf Coast. We want a safe cycling network which is suitable for all ages and abilities, and a strategy which will help to prioritise the most effective infrastructure, education and engagement in the cycling space.

Development of the Surf Coast Safer Cycling Strategy and Action Plan is an action in Council's Road Safety Strategy, and a critical link in Council’s climate emergency response.

Throughout May 2021 we received more than 600 responses to our Safer Cycling survey.  This input supported the development of a draft.

View the survey results(PDF, 165KB)

During November and December Council will seek feedback on the draft Strategy & Action Plan.