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Frankston City Council
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There is a growing interest in riding in Frankston and the peninsula generally. We believe there are a number of opportunities to increase riding in the area. The Council is showing an increased interest in developing bike riding.
Frankston 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 Frankston’s BiXE rating for 2012 is $5.08. This is below the Outer Zone council average for 2012, which is $5.65. This is based upon council spending of $670,000 and population of 132,015.
Relevant bicycle related investment for the 2012/2013 financial year includes but is not necessarily limited to expenditure upon the following projects/programs:
• Bicycle path safety upgrades
• City wide pathway and cycle way plan development
Additional spending sourced from external grants and funds may apply, but that is outside the scope of BiXE reporting.
The City of Frankston achieved a five-year BiXE average of $4.03. 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 Frankston 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 Frankston that need the support of local councilors:
- Frankston missing link - Playne St - Complete gap between PenLink path, Baxter Rail Path and Bay Trail in Frankston Centre.
- Skye Rd - Connect the west end of Playne St to link to freeway the overpass. A small project with big returns.
- Kananook Ck - Bay Trail - Continue work on the Bay Trail.
- Curb out parking in activity centres - Get behind vibrant shopping strips by supporting on street bike parking in Frankston.
- Ride2School - Continue to provide safe routes to schools foster healthy transport options for kids and reduce peak morning traffic congestion by up to 20%.
- BiXE - Increase council spending on cycling facilities. In 2011 Frankston spent $615,000 giving a BiXE index of $4.71. The average of surrounding councils was $6.00. The City of Frankston achieved a five-year BiXE Average of $3.10.
To view candidate statements for Frankston 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 Frankston.
VoteBike allows you to have your say and make sure your vote counts for improved cycling conditions in your local area.
BiXE 2009: City of Frankston
Frankston City Council has a BiXE 2009 of $1.62 which is only half of the BiXE 2008.
This year’s result places Frankston well below the average Outer Councils' BiXE 2009 of $5.78 and shows that Frankston has fallen short of meeting the recommended $5 per resident threshold.
Frankston has a 3 year BiXE of $1.72
Frankston City Council has opportunities to invest funds into cycling infrastructure such as:
• Building viable access to the Train Station and into the Central Frankston district.
• Deliver on their recently completed Bike Strategy
• Completing the Bay Trail.
• Providing more on road bike lanes on Council-maintained roads, particularly around schools.
See Main Report