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Technical Tours with Bicycle Victoria
From time to time we host and organise individual or group tours of the good, the bad and the ugly bike facilities around Melbourne and Victoria. Get in touch if you are coming to town.
A group of Tasmanian transport planners including representatives from DIRE (the road authority) toured sites around Melbourne including the site of the Napier St signal project, the rumble edge marking in Rathdowne St, the separated lanes in Swanston St and the 'bike path in a road reservation' on O'Hea St Coburg. Left: The group shelters from the rain next to a recently completed section.
1 July 2008. A delegation of 25 Tasmanian transport planning leaders visited Melbourne last week to catch up on the latest developments in designing roads and paths for bike riders.The group represented State and local government, and the cycling community. The visit was organised by Mary McParland of Cycle South.
They examined the latest in signs and traffic lights, road surface treatments, Copenhagen and other lane systems, intersection and traffic calming design, and the engineering and community consultation challanges of bike path planning.
The group travelled to a number of locations in the cities of Melbourne, Port Phillip, Yarra, Stonnington and Bayside, which hosted the delegation for lunch.
The visit was timely as bike riding is moving up the agenda across Bass Strait following the election of a bike riding Premier, David Bartlett, and the recent budget announcement of $4M for paths and trails.