Feedback needed to shape cycling strategy

Posted on 18 Mar 2012

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Greater Shepparton City Council is developing its new Cycling Strategy 2012-2016 and is seeking community input to shape the strategy

Greater Shepparton City Council is developing its new Cycling Strategy 2012-2016 and is seeking community input to shape the strategy.

The objective of the new strategy is to increase the use of bicycles for commuting and recreation as an alternative to cars and public transport.

Greater Shepparton Deputy Mayor Chris Hazelman said the strategy will look at a range of issues to try and increase cycling participation across Greater Shepparton.

"These factors include addressing barriers to cycling including infrastructure and social issues. The strategy will also investigate sports and tourism cycling and look at ways to grow this sector," Cr Hazelman said.

"Council will be consulting widely with the community in all towns across Greater Shepparton to ensure that views from across the municipality are captured and used in the development of the strategy.

"Council will be holding a cyclist forum on Monday 2 April at the Eastbank Centre to allow cyclists to directly have input into the strategy."

GTA Consultants have been appointed to work in conjunction with Council staff to develop the strategy; they have extensive experience working in cycling at a range of levels. Notably GTA developed the NSW Bicycle Guidelines NSW Roads and Traffic Authority and the Separated Cycleway Guidelines, Queensland Department for Transport and Main Roads.

Community input into the strategy can be made by logging onto the Cycling Strategy page on Council's website or contacting Council's Community Strengthening team on (03) 5832 9700.