NEWS (26 Oct): Works commence on Exhibition Street bike lanesby Marcus Jones
Construction works to fix a missing link in Melbourne’s protected bike lane network will commence this month, with protected bike lanes being introduced along Exhibition Street, between Flinders and Bourke streets.
The Stage One upgrade will see 900 metres of continuous protected bike lanes installed to replace the existing painted peak period-only bike lanes, and address sections of road where there are currently no bike lanes.
The new bike lanes will connect to Melbourne's existing bike lane network as part of a corridor between Carlton North and the Yarra River-Birrarung. This project will provide a safe, efficient, sustainable transport alternative that will support physical distancing and get the city moving again when restrictions are eased.
NEWS: Victorian Government announces $13 million investment for temporary separated bike lanes, along with the introduction of "a metre matters" road rule for 2021.by Marcus JonesThe Victorian Government this week announced a $13 million investment for temporary separated bike lanes, along with the introduction of "a metre matters" road rule for 2021.Aimed at relieving congestion for cyclists travelling to and from the CBD, the plans include introducing 100 kilometres of new and improved cycling routes across key inner-Melbourne suburbs to make it easier and safer for people to cycle to and from the CBD.This is great news for Melbourne electric scooter riders, and cyclists alike.The project will also deliver pop-up lanes to help relieve congestion and provide an alternative to public transport for those living closer to the city.The "metre matters" road rule will require all Victorians to:
- Leave a minimum of 1 metre distance when passing a cyclist in speed zones 60km/h or lower, and
- Leave a minimum of 1 metre distance when passing a cyclist in speed limits over 60km/h.
NEWS: Some Brisbane CBD parking to go for permanent bicycle paths (18 Aug 2020)by Marcus Jones
Brisbane council is installing dedicated bicycle lanes throughout the inner city. They thought that this pop-up initiative could be achieved really quickly and easily when traffic was down during COVID-19. However the relatively swift return of vehicles to Brisbane roads, meant the window of opportunity closed too quickly.
Which begs the question, why isn't Melbourne taking advantage of our extended lockdown to do something similar? There is a clear and obvious need to reduce the load on public transport out the other side of this extended COVID lockdown and EScooters, E-bikes and bicycles simply have to be part of the solution.
The UK have fast-tracked an E-Scooter scheme in the wake of COVID-19. E-Bikes were made legal in New York City in April 2020.
What are we doing, Melbourne? Now is the time to act.
Read the full story in the Brisbane Times (18 Aug) HERE
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NEWS (26 Oct): Works commence on Exhibition Street bike lanes
NEWS: Victorian Government announces $13 million investment for temporary separated bike lanes, along with the introduction of "a metre matters" road rule for 2021.
NEWS: Some Brisbane CBD parking to go for permanent bicycle paths (18 Aug 2020)