Labor’s Election platform (p.71) references a commitment to provide better bike infrastructure and improving links for people who ride and walk.
Creation of 6,500 hectares of parkland and new walking and bike trails right across Melbourne – including a 355 hectare chain of parks running from Moorabbin to Dingley Village with walking and bike trails, the Plenty River Trail, building another 17 kilometres of walking and cycling trail stretching from Mernda to the Western Ring Road at Greensborough
Some significant bike infrastructure commitments, but no ongoing funding for Ride2School or polices/programs that make it easier to ride.
High speed passenger rail across all of Victoria traveling at speeds of
up to 200 kmh.
Upgrading Melbourne’s metropolitan network with rail extensions to Clyde and Baxter as well as duplicating the Hurstbridge line.
Building a ‘Super Highway’ – a North East Link and an East West Link
with the West Gate Tunnel.
Train from Melbourne to the airport
Car registration discounts for some P-Platers
$600M Dingly Freeway
Heavy focus on roads and rail present opportunities to connect bike networks. However, the impacts of removing traffic lights at 55 intersections has faced criticism from traffic engineers and planners.
Extend Melbourne Metro to provide rail to people in the western suburbs and Melton, and the south-eastern suburbs beyond Cranbourne, and interchange with South Yarra and station upgrades at South Kensington and Caulfield
Plan for the Melbourne Metro 2 rail project now.
Transform bus networks by upgrading some of Melbourne’s busiest bus routes
Upgrade all tram routes in a decade to include level access stops along entire routes, better separation from traffic and traffic light priority, and manufacture of 30 new high capacity trams every year for the next 10 years
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