Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Port Fairy pedals cycle strategy

More than 100 local residents had their say on the Port Fairy Bicycle Strategy which will help shape future cycling infrastructure and connections within in the town, Moyne Shire Council said in a statement today.

An underpass at the Princes Highway for the Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail, shared paths on Ocean Drive and Griffiths Street and Bike lanes on Gipps Street were key priorities for respondents.

Councillors adopted the strategy at the December Council Meeting, with Mayor Ian Smith saying the plan gave council a clear picture of community priorities.

“There are plenty of good ideas on how cycling connections and infrastructure can be improved been raised in the consultation process and a few issues have been flagged too,” Mayor Smith said.

“I thank the members of the community who had their say, it’s important for council to know what the people who are riding around Port Fairy for recreation or on their daily business think needs to be improved.

“Having strategies like this gives everyone a clear picture of the direction we are heading in when seeking funding for projects to improve safety for cyclists in and around Port Fairy.”

Council said feedback from the consultation showed that for 86% of respondents, safety was the main priority for improving cycling in Port Fairy; with 77% saying they cycled for exercise and 54% saying they cycled to run errands.

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