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BikeScope will gather information needed to improve riding conditions in Frankston.
Intolerant drivers concern Frankston riders
15 July 2009. Research into the riding environment in the Frankston area on the Mornington Peninsula has identified intolerant drivers as cause for concern.
Frankston and the peninsula generally should be an attractive location for bike riders but unfriendly roads have been matched with unfriendly car drivers to constrain the growth in riding.
The findings came from the BikeScope survey of Frankston undertaken by the municipality and Bicycle Network Victoria.
There were 598 responses and health and fitness emerged as the most popular reason for cycling (89%).
More than 30% of respondents were riding 3 days a week or more and over 56% ride 50 kms or more per week.
The preference is for riding on the roadâ€”58%.
The most nominated major on-road route identified for improvement was Nepean Highway with the Dandenong-Frankston Road the second most nominated.
On the Nepean Highway, respondents want to see clearly-defined, dedicated cycle lanes.
In terms of off-road riding, it is clear that the Baxter Rail trail path is the key issue locally. Many respondents identify the need to work with the Shire of Mornington to extend the trail as far as Somerville.
26th March 2009. Bicycle Network Victoria and Frankston City Council invite all cyclists who ride in and through the City of Frankston to take part in an on-line “BikeScope Survey”, between March 26 and April 23 2009. The survey will provide Council with input directly from residents on Frankston’s cycling environment.
The BikeScope Survey will clearly identify and prioritise what actions need to be taken to improve facilities and increase cycling in Frankston. This will contribute to the development of the Frankston Bicycle Strategy, which is currently underway and expected to be completed by June 2009.
Fill in the City of Frankston BikeScope survey and go into the draw to win a quality GT Legato commuter bike valued at $859 for the first prize from Sealy’s Cycles. Second prize is a $100 Voucher for spending on those desirable accessories at Sealy’s. Sealy’s Cycles can be found at 22 Beach Street, Frankston and at 1128-1132 Nepean Highway, Mornington. Check out their website for contact information http://www.sealyscycles.com.au/
The survey will close at 5pm on April 23rd 2009.
The BikeScope Survey is available here: My Survey If you're unsure of which areas make up the City of Frankston then please check the Council Boundary Map below.
For further information on the BikeScope Survey and the Frankston Bicycle Strategy contact Jo Elvish, Urban Strategy, email email@example.com or phone 9784 1762.