A Connected Bicycle Network
Tasmanians will ride bicycles everyday if they are provided with a high quality and connected network of bicycle facilities.
Education and Cultural Development
The promotion, education and cultural development activities associated with bicycle riding will ensure it becomes valued as a normal and everyday activity for Tasmanians.
Supporting bicycle riding has substantial benefits to
communities and the politicians who represent them. Leadership in the allocation and sourcing of resources will allow facilities to be built.
Funding, Planning and Strategy
Funds and human resources need to be allocated, plans invested in and strategic direction encouraged.Bicycle Tasmaniarecognises that whilst equity dictates projects should occur in all areas of Tasmania. There are high value projects that can support far greater uptake ofriding than others. Local, State and Federal Governments need to be clever about priorities!
State and Local Government need a real plan
We now have a state Walking and Cycling for Active Transport Strategy. To create the connections Tasmanians need to travel by bicycle, facilities need to be investigated and options explored, a detailed works program is required to help turn plans for paths and bike lanes into a bicycle network. A Tasmanian Bicycle Riding Plan needs locations, lengths, proposed facility, what year that they will be built, what funding has been committed and what outside funding opportunities are available.