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Brimbank 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 Brimbank’s BiXE rating for 2012 is $5.83. This is above the Outer Zone council average for 2012, which is $5.65. This is based upon council spending of $1,117,000 and population of 191,619.
Relevant bicycle related investment for the 2012/2013 financial year includes but is not necessarily limited to expenditure upon the following projects/programs:
• Glengala Road on-road cycling route
• Hampshire Road on-road bicycle route (1.5km), Sunshine
• Design of Jones Creek trail extension, Cairnlea
• Contribution to Kororoit Creek Recreational Trail (1.5km), Cairnlea
• Local connections: Sunshine Avenue to M80 path/Brimbank Gardens to Deer Park bypass/design of Ridgeway Parade and Derrimut Road off-road paths
• Design of Sydenham Rail Corridor bicycle track
• Design of Victoria University transmission line pathway (east): Upgrade of a 1.6 km pathway link through the transmission line easement that links St. Albans town centre to the Western Ring Road pathway, from Percy Street to the Western Ring Road, including an on-road link along Percy Street
Additional spending sourced from external grants and funds may apply, but that is outside the scope of BiXE reporting.
The City of Brimbank achieved a five-year BiXE average of $6.00. This is above the Outer Zone council five-year average for 2012, which is $5.80.
See full BiXE report available here.
See media 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 Brimabk 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 Brimbank that need the support of local councilors:
- Watergardens to Sunshine Rail Corridor - Council can now play their part in this critical link in the bike network by committing to a path along the western side of Harvester Road to meet the Anderson Road section
- West Footscray to Footscray Road - the campaign to have Shepherd's Bridge built is part of Bicycle Network Victoria’s broader strategy to bring back the bike budget.
- Links to Parkiteer stations - to maximise the benefits of Parkeiteer cages in your municipality, provide high quality cycling facilites to train stations.
- Ride2School - continue to provide safe routes to schools foster healthy transport options for kids and reduce peak morning traffic congestion by up to 20%.
- Bicycle Expenditure Index (BiXE) - increase council spending on cycling facilities. In 2011 Brimbank spent $697,500 giving a BiXE index of $3.68. The average of surrounding councils was $6.00. The City of Brimbank achieved a five-year BiXE Average of $5.73.
You can comment on candidate statements as well as voice your support for particular local cycling projects. 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 Brimbank
Brimbank City Council has a BiXE 2009 of $6.48. This result places Brimbank above the average Outer Councils' BiXE 2009 of $5.78. Brimbank has a 3 year average BiXE of $6.35 and is continuing to commit to an investment in bike infrastructure.
Brimbank City Council has opportunities to invest these funds into cycling infrastructure such as:
• The Missing Link along the Kororoit Creek between Somerville Road and the new Federation Trail
• Providing more on road bike lanes on Council-maintained roads, particularly around schools.
Brimbank Bicycle Strategy
Jul 06 Brimbank Council have this year budgeted to review their Bicycle Strategy to help further improve cycling in their municipality. Bicycle Network Victoria looks forward to working with the council on this initiative. Register (on right) for updates so when we find out the process is beginning we can let you know automatically.
Taylors Rd Railway Grade Separation
Aug 05 VicRoads are preparing tender documents for a grade separation of Taylor’s Road over the Watergardens Railway line in Keilor Downs. It is currently envisaged that the train will be elevated over the road, with the large roundabout through which train currently cross to be removed.
Bicycle Network Victoria is working with VicRoads to ensure that both an on-road and off-road bike facility is included in this project to ensure commuter cyclists have access to Sunshine Ave and onto the city and that shorter trips to local shopping and recreational centres in the area (especially for younger families and children) are also catered for on a shared use path.
Integrated Transport Strategy
Jul 03 Brimbank's proposed Integrated Transport Strategy should include provision for cyclists.
Bicycle projects that we consider to be high priority include:
- McIntyre Rd
- Western Hwy
- St Albans Rd
- Furlong Rd
- Station Rd
- Taylors Rd
- Robinsons Rd