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Hume draft Budget 2013/14 available for public comment
22 May 2013. Hume Council's draft Budget 2013/14 is available for public comment until 12th June 2013, see council website here.
As a ratepayer and rider in the City of Hume now is the time for council to hear from you if you want more funding to improve the Hume riding environment. We encourage you to make a submission to council.
Bicycle Network's own budget submission to Hume Council is available here.
Bicycle Network Victoria needs your membership support to continue to campaign for improving riding conditions for all riders. Become a member and receive crash cover and support, rider information and deals and help improve riding conditions.
Hume riders - drafting of council Budget 2013/14 underway
05 March 2013. As you read this Council is preparing its draft 2013/14 Budget. The time to act is now for more bike infrastructure funding!
As a ratepayer and rider now is the time for Council to hear from you if you want more funding to improve the local riding environment.
Click here to tell your Council to invest in bike infrastructure (E-mail contact for Council provided) in the 2013/14 Budget.
Bicycle Expenditure Index (BiXE) 2012
15 November 2012. The City of Hume’s BiXE rating for 2012 is $5.35. This is below the Outer Zone council average for 2012, which is $5.65. This is based upon council spending of $940,000 and population of 175,606.
Relevant bicycle related investment for the 2012/2013 financial year includes but is not necessarily limited to expenditure upon the following projects/programs:
• Walking and cycling strategy implementation: Shared paths, signage, maps, auditing, etc.
• Connecting Craigieburn: Shared paths, signage, etc.
• Cycling facility feasibility
Additional spending sourced from external grants and funds may apply – particularly given that Hume is a designated growth area – but that is outside the scope of BiXE reporting.
The City of Hume achieved a five-year BiXE average of $5.17. This is below the Outer Zone council five-year average for 2012, which is $5.80.
See full BiXE report available here.
VoteBike - Local Council Elections 2012
27 October 2012. Local council elections are being held in Victoria on October 27 2012. Bicycle Network Victoria is once again running VoteBike that allows you to engage with potential candidates on local cycling issues. We will collect statements from candidates about their commitment to cycling in Hume and publish them on the VoteBike Facebook event page for you to comment on.
Bicycle Network Victoria has identified the following key projects for the City of Hume that need the support of local councilors:
- Craigieburn Rail corridor - The rail corridor presents a fantastic opportunity to better connect the community to the rest of the Metropolitan Trail Network and provide a high transport function, especially from Broadmeadows to the Ring Road.
- Macedon St, Sunbury - The shared path along Macedon Street needs to be upgraded and continued into Sunbury.
- Ride2School - Continue to provide safe routes to schools foster healthy transport options for kids and reduce peak morning traffic congestion by up to 20%.
- Outer urban planning for new developments - Planning cycling networks in new urban growth zone developments is key to providing healthy transport and recreation options for families and children.
- Links to new Parkiteer cages - To maximise the benefits of Parkiteer cages at Broadmeadows, Diggers Rest, Sunbury, and Craigeburn , provide high quality cycling facilites to these train stations.
- BiXE - Increase council spending on cycling facilities. In 2011 Hume spent $875,00 giving a BiXE index of $5.09. The average of surrounding councils was $6.00. The City of Hume achieved a five-year BiXE Average of $4.20.
To view candidate statements for Hume go to our Find a Candidate page. Or to comment on candidate statements as well as voice your support for particular local cycling projects, visit our Facebook events page for Hume.
VoteBike allows you to have your say and make sure your vote counts for improved cycling conditions in your local area.
Hume seeks transport feedback
19 May 2011. The City of Hume on Melbourne's northern outskirts is seeking feedback on its transport strategy
The city's draft 2011 Transport Plan has a prominent cycling component.
"While the car is the dominant transport mode in Hume, it is important to ensure that walking and cycling are given a high priority in local policy, planning and investment," the strategy states.
Among the key directions of the document are:
- Encourage the provision of end-of-trip facilities (including storage, shower and changing facilities) in new developments and at key destinations within Hume.
- Continue to develop a safe, direct and continuous network of on and off-road pedestrian and bicycle priority routes that link key destinations such as activity centres, schools, recreation facilities and public transport nodes. Routes designated on the priority network will offer a higher level of amenity and comfort, offering increased infrastructure, lighting, seating and end of trip facilities.
- Utilise existing and proposed green corridors, waterways and proposed transport corridors (e.g. railway service, roads) to improve recreational and commuter cycling facilities.
To have your say go here:
BiXE 2009: City of Hume
Hume City Council has a BiXE 2009 of $5.57. This result places Hume just below the average Outer Councils' BiXE 2009 of $5.78 but shows that Hume has achieved the $5 per resident threshold. Hume has a 3 year BiXE average of $4.18
Hume City Council has further opportunities to invest these funds into cycling infrastructure such as:
• Building the missing link between Broadmeadows central precinct to the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail
• Building links to the activity centres and train stations
• Providing more on road bike lanes on Council-maintained roads, particularly around schools.
Hume City surveys bike riders--win a bike
14 August The BikeScope is now closed. Thank you for your responses. The results will be used by Council to better understand riders' needs in the City of Hume area.
Marie from Craigeburn is the winner of the Gofa Bike V2.0
08 July 2008. The council has started work on a new walking and cycling strategy and has commissioned Bicycle Network Victoria to undertake a BikeScope survey of bike riders in the area. Participants in the survey go into a draw to win a Gofa V.2.0 bike. More information here.
On-road bike lanes
2003 Council has been funded by VicRoads to install bike lanes on Melrose Dve from Mickleham Rd to Sharps Rd. They will provide an extra link in the on-road route to Melbourne airport.
In March 2002 as part of a road upgrade on Mickleham Rd, VicRoads included 1.2km of on-road bike lanes from Broadmeadows Rd to Alanbrae Terrace. The lanes are part of VicRoads policy of considering bikes in any major road upgrade.
The work was funded as part of the road project budget rather than using bicycle specific funds. The lanes connect with the Moonee Ponds Creek Path with the intention of extending south to Melrose Drive where lanes will eventually connect to the Airport and City.
Bicycle projects on the Principal Bicycle Network (PBN) are:
- Somerton Rd
- Sunbury Rd
- Mickleham Rd
- Craigieburn Rd