New recruit keeping Darwin bike plan on track

The City of Darwin have given their bike plan a boost with the recruitment of a new Darwin Bike Plan Officer, Heather Docker.

Now three years into the Darwin City Bike Plan 2015-2020, Bicycle Network looks forward to working with Heather to keep the city's five year bike plan on track and bring some exciting goals to life. 

The Darwin Bike Plan supports a range of other City of Darwin and Northern Territory Government plans, and sets out the priorities for bike riding in Darwin. 

The plan has four key objectives: 

  1. Cultivating a considerate community culture that supports and participates in riding
  2. Develop a co-ordinated and connected bicycle network
  3. Deliver quality, safe and convenient infrastructure and facilities
  4. Implement a ‘Whole of Journey’ approach to enable riding trips

The City of Darwin is committed to working with the Northern Territory Government, Bicycle Network, local businesses and the community to get Territorians in the saddle and feeling the wind in their hair.

Locals can look forward to a range of upcoming bike riding activities and opportunities:  

  • Dry season Pedal to Produce tours educating locals on riding their bikes to the popular Parap and Rapid Creek Markets.
  • The inaugural Darwin City Metrogaine, a team bike-orienteering event led by the Northern Territory Rogaine Association.
  • Ride to school programs
  • Bicycle education programs encouraging cyclists, motorists and pedestrians to safely share Darwin’s roads and paths.

Infrastructure will remain a high Council priority, connecting paths and roads to invite greater participation in cycling.

Check out City of Darwin’s social media pages to find out about upcoming events.