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City of Banyule BikeScope
BikeScope will gather information needed to improve riding conditions in Banyule.
Fix Yarra Trail, riders tell Banyule survey
30 June 2009. Banyule bike riders want the sub-standard main Yarra Trail brought up to scratch, according to a major survey of riders in the area recently undertaken by Banyule Council and Bicycle Network Victoria.
The Trail was identified as the shared path in Banyule most in need of improvement. Respondents particularly wanted gravel sections sealed, but also asked that lighting be improved and better signage installed.
About 50% of riders preferred to ride off-road.
The survey, which sampled almost 750 people using Bicycle Network Victoria's BikeScope methodology, was undertaken in May. The system is increasingly used by municipalities to improve planning and provision of bike facilities.
When asked about the reasons they ride a bike, 87% of respondents identified health and fitness as a key factor and 78% cited recreation/social. 64% saw commuting as a reason for riding.
More than 60% of respondents ride more than 50km per week and of this figure, 32% ride in excess of 100km.
Burgundy Street, Heidelberg was identified as the location that most needs improved on-street parking.
Heidelberg and Ivanhoe Stations were the most popular choices for the location of possible new Parkiteer bike cages at stations.
Heidelberg Road (incorporating both Upper and Lower) was the favoured on-road route in Banyule. In terms of improving this route, there was a strong call for dedicated bike lanes and separation and for improved road surfaces.
The full BikeScope report will go to City of Banyule in July and inform the new Bike Strategy.
Banyule surveys local riding environment
5 May 2009.
Bicycle Network Victoria and Banyule City Council invite all cyclists who ride in and through the City of
The survey will provide Council with input on Banyule’s cycling environment, directly from riders who are resident in Banyule or surrounding areas.
The BikeScope Survey will clearly identify and prioritise what actions need to be taken to improve facilities and increase cycling in Banyule. This will contribute to the development of the Banyule Bicycle Strategy, which is currently underway and expected to be completed in the second half of 2009.
Go into the draw to win:
First prize: A Schwinn Voyageur GS Hybrid valued at $525 from BSC Greensborough.
Second prize is a $100 voucher for spending on those desirable cycle accessories at BSC Greensborough.
BSC Greensborough are located at
Check out their website: www.bscbikes.com.au
BSC also have stores at:
This survey will close on Monday 1 June, 2009 and the prize winners will be contacted by email and/or phone by Friday 12 June, 2009.