Bicycle Network: Directory
Wodonga City Council
Wodonga is situated on the Hume Hwy on the border of Victoria and NSW. It is approximetely 320 kilometres North East of Melbourne.
Wodonga 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 Wodonga’s BiXE rating for 2012 is $2.13. This is below the Regional Zone council average for 2012, which is $6.47. This is based upon council spending of $78,911 and population of 37,131.
Relevant bicycle related investment for the 2012/2013 financial year includes but is not necessarily limited to expenditure upon the following projects/programs:
• Cycle path renewal and replacement program
• On-road cycle lanes: Green on-road cycle paths. Cycle lane locations to be prioritised in high use areas and at intersection roundabouts etc.
Additional spending sourced from external grants and funds may apply, but that is outside the scope of BiXE reporting.
The City of Wodonga achieved a five-year BiXE average of $3.27. This is below the Regional Zone council five-year average for 2012, which is $5.95.
See full BiXE report available here.
Jan 08 Wodonga Council is committed to supporting and developing cycling and walking throughout the municipality. The pathway network throughout Wodonga is an important community asset which provides great benefit to physical activity, and connection to community facilities and precincts.
Wodonga Bicycle Strategy
Wodonga Council adopted the Wodonga Bicycle Strategy in 2005. This strategy has six key areas of development including safety, education, infrastructure, environment, enforcement and programs. In April, 2007, the Council conducted a pathway consultation process which provided interested community members and organisations a range of opportunities to contribute to a review of strategies and actions in order to ensure the community needs are being met. From this consultation process 92 submissions were received and 15 people attended a public meeting. This information was used to review and update the Wodonga Bicycle Strategy. This revision will be available shortly. Specific maintenance issues, for example footpath cracks and tree pruning, were forwarded on to responsible Council departments for works to be undertaken.
Wodonga Council has a pathway map booklet which has been available since 2005. This map has proved highly popular with more than 10,000 copies distributed. January, 2008, brings a new, updated brochure that includes recent infrastructure developments, including the Bandiana Link. For a copy of the map go to the maps section of the Council website.
Wodonga Council has had a recent focus on improving the infrastructure accompanying the pathway network. Signage, seating, and bike racks have been installed in key locations including Willow Park, Les Stone Park and Sumsion Gardens. Safety on the shared pathways has been improved with the installation of shared pathway signage and pathway paint to encourage users to stay to the left. A pathway code of conduct has also been created for the use of shared pathways.
There are two walking school buses operating in Wodonga. The Council conducted the Cruisin to Canberra challenge from March to June, 2007. The challenge involved school students walking the equivalent of walking to Canberra and promoting VicHealth's Walktober campaign.
For 2007/08 Council has $130,000 budgeted and is pursuing additional funds for the link from the Kiewa Valley Highway to the Murray Valley Highway. The 2008/09 forecast budget for Council is an expenditure of $343,000.
What will 2008 bring?
Fully sealed off-road cycle path from Wodonga to Baranduda including separate cycle path bridge across Middle Creek. Cycle path link from Wodonga to Killara and the Kiewa River completed. Further cycle path linemarking to be undertaken. Off-road cyclepaths linked with new major road constructions including Victoria Cross Parade.
For information on current and future Council projects go to www.wodonga.vic.gov.au or phone (02) 6022 9300.