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Bicycle Tasmania’s Facilities Development Campaign Plan 2012–2020 <  >

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.

Political Leadership

Supporting bicycle riding has substantial benefits to
communities and the politicians who represent them. Leade

<< State and local government can work together!

On 7 Dec 2008 Premier David Bartlett announced $415,000 in state government funding to be
matched by local councils in southern Tasmania for implementing bike projects. At the announcement are members of the CyclingSouth committee and Sport & Recreation Tasmania – L to R – Stuart Baird (Hobart), Craig Martin (S&R), Mathew Stirling (Clarence), Ald Haydyn Nielsen (Glenorchy), Cr Flora Fox (Kingborough), Cr Peter Geard (Brighton), Rod Marshall (Glenorchy), Lindsay Bogg (Kingborough), Ald Kay Macfarlane (Clarence), Ald Bill Harvey (Hobart), Front – Mary McParland (Exec Officer), Ald Helen Burnet (Hobart).
rship 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 Tasmania 
recognises that whilst equity dictates projects should occur in all areas of Tasmania. There are high value projects that can support far greater uptake of 
riding 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.