The public sector’s push for more bicycle infrastructure continues. With bike sharing programs going crazy worldwide, and the cycle lanes in New York and Sydney generating significant debate and press, Victoria’s Moreland Council is also taking steps to supporting this sustainable means of transport.
Moreland Council has divided a car parking space on Victoria Street into eight parking spaces for bikes as part of a three-month trial, during which time council officers will survey traders, cyclists and motorists about the proposal. The trial is part of the council’s integrated transport strategy, which encourages more people to leave their cars at home.
Although it is only a small test, it will reveal whether the demand for bicycle related services would increase if such facilities were available.