RACV believes alternative modes of transport need to be a priority to reduce congestion, alleviate crowded public transport and help safeguard Melbourne’s globally renowned livability. The Federal Government’s $1b Urban Congestion Fund has so far focused on roads, rail transport and infrastructure, failing to consider the positive impact bicycle paths has on congestion.
While RACV supports the promises of funding to fix our roads and build new infrastructure, Victoria still needs a pipeline of carefully considered projects, which include bicycle infrastructure that is safe, accessible and sustainable. It also includes more trams and an expanded bus network to provide Victorians with legitimate alternatives to driving.
RACV recognises that there needs to be a holistic approach to Victoria’s infrastructure needs, not merely focusing on road upgrades, duplications and new highways.
RACV has a history of advocating for safer infrastructure that enables and encourages more bicycle riding. To learn more about what RACV is doing for cyclists, click here.
Authorised by Bryce Prosser, RACV General Manager Public Policy and Corporate Affairs, 485 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000