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Capp continues at Town Hall

The results from the big election are in and Sally Capp will return as Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne, with Nicholas Reece to serve as her deputy.

Ms Capp campaigned on helping Melbourne bounce back from coronavirus and has committed to building 40kms of new protected bike lanes in the council area, as highlighted in the council's current transport plan.

Work has begun on some bike lanes that will help people take to bikes in the wake of coronavirus restrictions, including the northern end of Swanston Street, Exhibition Street and Abbotsford Street in North Melbourne.

Other recent bike and people-friendly projects include rejuvenated little streets in the CBD and increased outdoor dining and retail areas for businesses. A commitment has also been made by Ms Capp to build an $80 million Greenline trail.

Not every election commitment was about bikes however, with Ms Capp also set to make on-street car parking free in the City of Melbourne, giving people more incentive to drive rather than choose healthy and environmentally friendly transport.

Other members from Ms Capp's team elected to council were Kevin Louey and Roshena Campbell.

Rohan Leppert, Jason Chang, Davydd Griffiths, Olivia Ball, Philip Lu Liu, Hakim Jamal and Elizabeth Mary Doidge were also elected to council.

Along with Ms Capp's team, Jamil Hakim and Greens' Rohan Leppert provided responses to Bicycle Network about what they plan to do to help more people ride bikes in the City of Melbourne.

You can click here to read their statements, or visit our Victorian council election webpage.

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