Victorian State Election 2018
Announcements, commitments and promises are coming in thick and fast from all parties with the election campaign officially kicking off.
Below, we’ll track the major announcements that may directly or indirectly impact people who ride.
We’ve also graded them against our own election priorities and key asks. Check out Bicycle Network priorities this Victorian election.
Some of the commitments are broad and taken directly from election platforms, others are specific projects or policies.
Have we missed a commitment? Our tracker will be updated regularly. But if there’s an announcement we’ve missed, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some significant bike infrastructure commitments, but no ongoing funding for Ride2School or polices/programs that make it easier to ride.
No commitments to improving bike infrastructure other than one rail trail. No mention of bikes in policy paper either. However, pledged support for minimum passing distance law.
Strong four-year commitment to boosting bike riding across Victoria. No commitment to Ride2School.
Building roads and rail present opportunities to connect bike networks. Missed opportunity for additional bike parking at train stations.
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.
Focus on rail, bus and tram connections that provide greater transport alternatives to cars.
Good to see some focus on physical activity, however we’d like to see a commitment to funding long-term and sustainable preventative health activities.
Broad commitment to preventative health but no specific commitment for increasing physical activity.
The Victorian Greens have unfolded a $250M plan to boost bike riding, including developments in infrastructure, education, bike tourism and existing laws.
The Andrews government has pledged major expansion of the trail network in Melbourne’s north, including a commitment to complete the Plenty River Trail.
Protected bike lanes down the centre of St Kilda Road will become a reality if the Labor Party wins the election in November.
The Daylesford to Hanging Rock Rail Trail has been promised funding by the Victorian Liberal Nationals, if they get up in this year's election.
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