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Candidate for Wyndham (VIC)
Party: ALP Member
I live in city/suburb: Wyndham Vale
My commitment: All alternative modes of transports like bicycles must be considered in an endeavour to reduce our carbon footprint. Alterative transport must be considered as a viable option to help reduce the number of cars on our already clogged roads and freeways. The Federation Trail has certainly improved the bicycle network in the west when it was officially opened in October 2006. A shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians it mainly follows the main outfall sewer through the western suburbs. The trail runs approximately 23 kilometres from Brooklyn to Werribee. Where the trail ends Geelong cyclists may use the freeway shoulders, as it is then considered a rural freeway. However I believe additional funding needs to be considered to continue the trail if possible to Geelong. This will allow cyclist to travel in safety and not have to add additional cars to our already insufficient parking spaces and reduce the amount of car on our already clogged roads. There are a number of current trails and initiative within wyndham, one thing that needs to be encouraged is programs that allow children to safely ride to school. When new suburbs are proposed with the release of precinct structure plans I consider it imperative that installation of suitable bicycle networks in the suburbs be part of the “overall plan” to give people the opportunity to ride or walk to their destination as an alternative to using the car. As well serious consideration also needs to be given to accommodate the increased use of scooters for our aged and health impaired residents. If elected I would support the gradual and continued development of a bicycle network throughout wyndham subject to future funding and budget considerations.
Details on this website: http://www.wyndhamvalefc.com.au/ (opens a new window)
Current sitting member: no