RACV reveals cycling super-highway map
New research identifies priority bicycle routes for Melbourne.
RACV has identified a network of cycling routes across metropolitan Melbourne that it says should be prioritised for development to form a cycling ‘super-highway’ network.
The new research, commissioned by RACV, has pinpointed the 10 priority corridors from scores of potential cycling routes earmarked for development by the state government.
RACV senior planner Stuart Outhred says it is hoped that prioritising these key routes will help prompt the state government and local councils to move ahead with long-awaited plans to develop cycling infrastructure, to help ease congestion, alleviate overcrowded public transport and make it easier and safer for Melburnians to travel actively.
The shortlist of strategic cycling corridors would connect Melburnians to major activity centres like the CBD and surrounds, and includes Royal Parade and Sydney Road in the north, St Kilda Road in the south, Gardiners Creek in the east, and Mount Alexander Road and Flemington Road in the north-west.
A further seven priority routes include connections to Footscray, Sunshine, Williamstown, Port Melbourne and Surrey Hills.