MEDIA RELEASE, 31 August 2012
Cycling in Darebin is more popular than ever. In response to this, Darebin City Council has reviewed its current Cycling Strategy and has now released the Draft Darebin Cycling Strategy 2013 for public consultation.
This Strategy builds on the learnings of the Darebin Cycling Strategy 2005, and reflects the changing context of cycling as transport and the latest international best practice standards.
“More and more people cycle in and through Darebin every year,” said Michael Ballock, Director City Works and Development. “In fact, the figure is growing by about 20 per cent per annum.”
“There are so many benefits in cycling including health, cost saving and sustainability, as well as personal wellbeing.”
“The goal of this Strategy is to make cycling in Darebin enjoyable, convenient and safe so that cycling is the easy choice for short and medium trips.”
Council is seeking feedback from the public on the Draft Strategy, on topics like cycling infrastructure, partnering with other organisations such as the Darebin Bicycle User Group, VicRoads and Victoria Police, and education and marketing around cycling.
Feedback can be submitted via www.darebin.vic.gov.au/cycling, where the Draft Strategy is also available to view. The closing date for feedback is 21 September 2012.
Hard copies of the Draft Strategy are available to view at Darebin Libraries and Customer Service Centres, or by request from Council.
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