Bicycle Network: Directory
City of Stonnington Bicycle Strategy
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- Harry Barber
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The City of Stonnington is reviewing its 2005 Bike Strategy.
Sustainable Transport Policy September 2008
The following are the principles, which will guide Council’s strategic, statutory, operational and service activities relating to the transport network and travel within Stonnington to ensure its sustainability.
In recognising that travel relates to the movement of people (and goods where appropriate) and not to the movement of vehicles, priority will be given to transport modes in the following order:
3 Public Transport
4 Commercial vehicles serving local businesses and institutions
5 Multiple-occupancy vehicles
6 Single-occupancy vehicles
Preference will be given to more sustainable modes of transport in terms of allocating Council time, space and resources.
Moderate the Impact of Cars
Council will strive to reduce car dependence and to minimise associated impacts by working towards having more people in the municipality choose to walk, cycle and use public transport more often and drive cars less, particularly for short and local trips, through increasing localshopping, employment, education, recreation and other travel destinations accessed daily by people of all abilities and economic means.
Council will strive to improve pedestrian, cyclist and public transport connections, accessibility and permeability within and between activity centres and other parts of the municipality by providing direct and legible travel pathways and functional multi-modal interchanges to enable people to reach their destinations with ease, efficiency and in comfort.
Council will strive to provide conditions, which encourage activity, reduce the potential for injury, and improve actual and perceived safety in order to increase public transport use, cycling and walking in public spaces.
Council will raise the profile of walking, cycling and public transport and the health and environmental benefits of these modes, through the provision of information, facilities and active promotion, both internally and externally, to compel people to change their travel behaviour when accessing their everyday needs.