Federal Election 2022 Tasmania


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The federal election is will be held on Saturday 21 May 2022

Bicycle Network is here to keep you up to date with what parties and candidates are promising for Tasmanians who ride bikes.

Tasmanian asks

What we want to get more people riding

We have asked all parties and candidates to commit to five things that will help make it easier to ride a bike: increase funding for paths; bike paths on all new road projects; bike education; tax breaks to buy bikes for transport; and safer vehicle standards. 

In Tasmania we’d also like to see commitment to key bike projects in each electorate. 


Filling in the missing link to complete the Rocherlea to Inveresk path.

Build a Launceston to Legana path.


Funding for the remaining sections of the Coastal Pathway 


Fund a Collins Street separated cycleway and commit to funding the greater Hobart mayors’ call for a greater Hobart Active Transport Network.


Fund a Kingston to Huntingfield cycleway. and commit to funding the greater Hobart mayors’ call for a greater Hobart Active Transport Network.


Commitment to a Derwent Valley Rail Trail with funding for a full feasibility study.

What's being promised for bikes this time around

Promises for Tasmania


Australia-wide, the Liberals have not promised anything specifically for cycling in its election platform but point to the money spent on road safety in their current term, which includes active transport projects.

  • $30 million to upgrade the Mornington roundabout in Franklin. This much needed project would provide an underpass for people walking, riding and scooting so they don’t have to risk their lives crossing the road.
  • $431,000 for toilets at the Dial Range mountain bike trails in the Mt Montgomery Road car park. 
  • $540 million in road safety improvements for the Bass, East and West Tamar and Tasman highways that could benefit road cycling. The Liberals have  already planned improvements to the West Tamar in train and have also promised money for the Tasman Hwy.

Australia-wide, Labor is promising:

  • Re-establishing a Cities and Suburbs Unit within Infrastructure Australia.
  • Include positive provision where appropriate through infrastructure projects.
  • Commitment to work with industry and community groups to understand existing bike incentive schemes as well as existing and potential improvements to vehicle standards.
  • $18 million in funding to establish a Hobart Active Transport Network, in line with the call from greater Hobart mayors. The Greens want to trial the funding delivery in a way that ensures a network is delivered to then be rolled out in other states/cities.

Australia-wide, the Greens are promising:

  • $5 billion Active Transport Fund to be spent over 10 years to construct and upgrade off-road paths and dedicated Copenhagen-style lanes to make cycling safer and more accessible.
Independents & other parties
  • To come


If better bike lanes, trails and facilities are important to you, then let the candidates for the Tasmanian election know about it by writing to them, talking to them or engaging on social media.

#TogetherWeCan make a difference. 

Authorised by Alison Hetherington, Bicycle Network, 210 Collins Street, Hobart

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