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Kingston riders - drafting of council Budget 2013/14 underway
05 March 2013. As you read this Kingston City Council is preparing its draft 2013/14 Budget. The time to act is now for more bike infrastructure funding!
Last financial year council committed $8.52 per resident on bike related infrastructure.
Click here to tell your Council to invest in bike infrastructure (E-mail contacts for local Council and Councillors provided) in the 2013/14 Budget.
As a ratepayer and rider in the City of Kingston now is the time for Council to hear from you if you want more funding to improve the Kingston riding environment.
Bicycle Network needs your membership support to continue to campaign for improving riding conditions for all riders. Become a member and receive crash cover and support, rider information and deals and help improve riding conditions.
More information can be found in the Bicycle Expenditure Index (BiXE) report.
Bicycle Expenditure Index (BiXE) 2012
15 November 2012. The City of Kingston’s BiXE rating for 2012 is $8.52. This is above the Middle Zone council average for 2012, which is $4.89. This is based upon council spending of $1,275,000 and population of 149,570.
Relevant bicycle related investment for the 2012/2013 financial year includes but is not necessarily limited to expenditure upon the following projects/programs:
• Bike trails
• Implementation of beach bike path
• Mentone/Mordialloc bicycle link
• Shared path construction and reconstruction
Additional spending sourced from external grants and funds may apply, but that is outside the scope of BiXE reporting.
The City of Kingston achieved a five-year BiXE average of $4.64. This is below the Middle Zone council five-year average for 2012, which is $5.12.
See full BiXE report available here.
VoteBike - Local Council Elections 2012
27 October 2012. Local council elections are being held in Victoria on October 27 2012. Bicycle Network is once again running VoteBike that allows you to engage with potential candidates on local cycling issues. We will collect statements from candidates about their commitment to cycling in Kingston and publish them on the VoteBike Facebook event page for you to comment on.
Bicycle Network has identified the following key projects for the City of Kingston that need the support of local councilors:
- Bay Trail - Charman Rd to Mordialloc - The next gap in the Bay Trail from Charman Road to Mordialloc needs to addressed.
- Station Street - Council needs to continue upgrades and fill gaps along the Station Street cycling route.
- Dandenong to Caulfield Rail Path - Dandenong Council can progress this path by publicly supporting the project and help it attract State Government funding by commissioning a preliminary design of the off road path alignment.
- Links to new Parkiteer cage - Provide safe routes to Mordialloc Station Parkiteer cage.
- Ride2School - Continue to provide safe routes to schools foster healthy transport options for kids and reduce peak morning traffic congestion by up to 20%.
- BiXE - Increase council spending on cycling facilities. In 2011 Kingston spent $550,00 giving a BiXE index of $3.70. The average of surrounding councils was $5.28. The City of Kingston achieved a five-year BiXE Average of $3.57.
To view candidate statements for Kingston go to our Find a Candidate page. Or to comment on candidate statements as well as voice your support for particular local cycling projects, visit our Facebook events page for Kingston.
VoteBike allows you to have your say and make sure your vote counts for improved cycling conditions in your local area.
2009–2013 Kingston cycling and walking plan
16 Aug 2010 The Kingston Cycling and walking plan was developed after extensive community consultation and a review of the 2003–2008 Kingston Bicycle strategy. It comprises a set of principles objectives and priority areas for the Kingston cycling and walking network that reflect community interest and aspirations.
The plan provides a snapshot of the current status of the Kingston cycling and walking facility network and raises opportunity for enhancement of the network. The plan is in line with all state and federal policies and initiatives and has the following vision for cycling and walking facilities in Kingston by 2013, ‘A safe accessible and appropriate network of well connected cycling and walking facilities’.
BiXE 2009: City of Kingston
Kingston City Council has a BiXE 2009 of $4.63 which is an improvement on its BiXE 2008 of $3.11 and BiXE 2007 of $3.16. This year’s result means that Kingston is still below the Middle Councils' average BiXE 2009 of $5.95 and shows there is still room for improvement to meet the recommended $5 per resident. The 3 year BiXE average is $3.63.
Kingston City Council has opportunities to invest these funds into cycling infrastructure such as:
• Building the missing link along Bay Trail south of Charman Road
• Implementing the Route 33 Clearways along Beach Road
• Providing more on road bike lanes on Council-maintained roads, particularly around schools.
Council Bike Strategy draft open for comment
21 May 2008 Kingston City Council has released a draft Bike Strategy for public comment.
In September 2007 Kingston City Council asked Bicycle Network to perform a BikeScope to gather feedback to better understand what bike riders want and need in the area.You can give feedback here.