Longford rider revolt works
The Northern Midlands Council has rejected streetscape plans for Wellington Street in Longford, for a second time, after complaints from local bicycle riders and farmers.
The Council’s 20 November meeting moved for the plans on the provision for cycling, kerb extensions and space for large vehicles to go back to the community for further consultation.
The council's general manager warned that federal funding for the project might be lost following the council's decision not to approve the plans.
The council meeting approved a streetscape plan for Perth’s Main Road, which includes sections of painted bike lanes and a stretch of shared path, provided work was done to reduce the loss of a number of parking spots.
Kingborough pedestrian plan out for comment
Kerb extensions can be dangerous for people on bikes as they limit the available space for riders to move away from cars. Bicycle Network is concerned that Kingborough Council has proposed them for Kingston Beach.
Let the council know what you think of kerb extensions via the online survey at: www.kingborough.tas.gov.au/kingborough/engagement-2/community-engagement-projects/kingston-beach-latm/
And also let them know if you want a shared path along Beach Road, it's in their cycling strategy which has already gone to consultation, but they are asking again.
Hobart assembles local climate deciders
Hobart City Council is calling for applications to join its "climate assembly" and help it shape a new climate change strategy.
The Hobart Climate Assembly will be made up of 30 people who will work together over two weekends (in February and March) to identify the community's climate priorities. Applications for positions can be made online.
The council is also asking for online submissions from people and organisations for existing examples of emission reductions, barriers to reducing emissions and ideas for the future.
Tasman Bridge upgrade saved
Bike riders received the good news last week that the Tasman Bridge path upgrade will go ahead following the release of the federal government's infrastructure review.
The Tasman Bridge upgrade webpage says the next step in the project is to get more information on wind and traffic levels to help finalise the designs before construction can begin.
Don't forget to mark your spot
A reminder to fill in your despised sections of road for riding, or the cycling infrastructure you'd like to see, on bikespot.org before 31 January.
The Amy Gillett Foundation will use the results in its federally funded Safe Cycling program to educate planners and decision makers.
Tasmania already has 202 reports of spots where bike riding could be improved. You can add to those reports or "like" other people's suggestions.