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City of Manningham BikeScope
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Riders identify shared path priorities
16 November. Manningham bike riders want the Main Yarra Trail, Mullum Mullum and Koonung Creek Trails brought up to scratch, according to the results of the BikeScope survey undertaken by Manningham City Council and Bicycle Network Victoria.
The Mullum Mullum and Koonung trails were identified as the shared paths in Manningham most in need of improvement. 20% of respondents particularly wanted surface improvements on the Mullum Mullum Creek and the equivalent figure for the Koonung Creek was 15%. Riders also identified the need for improved links and connections and better signage installed. On the Koonung Creek trail, poor lighting and conflict with other users were identified as the key issues.
However, most concern - 50% of respondents - was about the condition of the surface of the Main Yarra Trail. Although the Main Yarra Trail is outside of Manningham, clearly many of our riders make it a premier destination.
In Manningham, 52% of riders preferred to ride off-road. The equivalent figure in Banyule is 50% and in Frankston it is 42%.
When asked about the reasons they ride a bike, around 86% of respondents identified health and fitness as a key factor and 78.2% cited recreation/social. 50.9% saw commuting as a reason for riding.
50% of respondents reported riding 3 or more days a week.
More than 52% of respondents ride more than 50km per week and almost 30% ride in excess of 100km.
Nearly one-in-five riders cited the CBD in their top destination to ride to outside of the City of Manningham.
Doncaster Road was the favoured on-road route in Manningham. In terms of improving this route, there was a clear call from riders for dedicated bike lanes and separation and lane widening.
The full BikeScope report went to council in October and will inform the new City of Manningham Bike Strategy.
09 October. Analysis of the results from the Manningham survey is almost complete. Council have already received a draft summary report. In total over 600 people completed the survey.
Congratulations to the prize winners from the survey, who were as follows:
1st prize - Simon from Ringwood
2nd prize - Rob from Blackburn
3rd prize - Murray from Chirnside Park
12 August 2009. Bicycle Network Victoria and the City of Manningham encourage all cyclists who ride in and through the City of Manningham to take an online BikeScope survey.
The survey, which will be open between 13 August and 18 September, will provide Council with input on Manningham’s cycling environment, directly from riders who are resident in Manningham or surrounding areas. The results of the survey will clearly identify and prioritise what actions need to be taken to improve facilities and increase cycling in Manningham.
Complete the Manningham BikeScope Survey by clicking on the following link: Please take the survey here.
Respondents go into the draw to win one of three great prizes provided by Bicycle Superstore, Nunawading.
First prize: A GT Nomad Hybrid, valued at $600.
Second prize: Bike accessories gift pack valued at $165.
Third prize: $100 voucher for bicycle accessories.
Bicycle Superstore, Nunawading, is located at 315 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. Check out their website:http://www.bicyclesuperstore.com.au/
This survey will close on Friday 18 September 2009 and the prize winners will be contacted by email and/or phone by Friday 25 September 2009.