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Bicycle facilities for all Tasmanians

Bicycle Tasmania has created a shortlist of bicycle facilities required to help Tasmania establish a well connected bicycle network. These connections have been chosen due to the role they will play in connecting existing bicycle facilities or major population areas with activity centres. Bicycle Tasmania has worked hard to consult with members, stakeholders and the Tasmanian community to establish a priority list of bicycle facilities. This list of 51 Bicycle Facilities is by no means exhaustive but represents a starting point for a minimum level of construction required to meet the growing demand for infrastructure that supports bicycle riding in the next decade.

In the following pages there are 428km of proposed bicycle facilities which, when constructed, will enable significant increases in bicycle riding Tasmania wide. There will be numerous other projects worthy of consideration in the coming years and as a result of increased attention from local and state government these will also gain priority status.

Many of the 51 Bicycle Facilities recommended in this campaign plan have had significant progress towards their development made to date. Bicycle Tasmania’s facilities development campaign will focus efforts on ensuring those responsible complete these facilities to a high standard in a timely fashion.

See the Fact Sheets for detailed information on each route...

On-road bicycle facility connections

Proposed Facility can be characterised by:
  • Bicycle Lane
  • Clearway Bicycle Lane
  • “Head Start” Storage Areas at Intersections & Advanced Stop Lines
  • Separated ‘Copenhagen Style’
  • Separated ‘Albert Rd’ Style
  • Contra-flow lanes
  • Mixed Traffic Streets
  • Road Shoulder


















Off-road bicycle facility connections

Proposed Facility can be characterised by:
  • Either exclusive bicycle path or shared space with pedestrians
  • Physical separation from motor vehicles
  • Located outside the road reserve in parks, drainage easements of reserves






















Local Streets and Routes for Riding

Proposed Facility can be characterised by:
  • On-road bicycle stencils and signage
  • Provides access to nearby
  • destinations such as schools, shops and community facilities.
  • Low speed limits
  • Significant traffic calming measures
  • Mixture of off and on-road options
  • Passes through residential neighbourhoods
  • May not be the most direct route
  • Footpaths can be used if rider not comfortable on the road
  • Bicycle rider is able to get from A to B without having to cross major intersections or main roads.



Regional Recreation and Tourism Facilities

Rail Trails using active rail corridors & Rail Trails using disused rail  corridors as well as old or abandoned road corridors.

Proposed Facility can be characterised by:

  • Length of between 30 and 100km
  • Popular for overnight tourism trips
  • Features small towns and attractions every 10-20km
  • Gravel or sealed surface suitable for mountain biking, bicycle touring and walking.
  • Multiple attractions along the route including scenery, accommodation, local business and recreational opportunities.
  • Local businesses and communities
  • Local tourism industry with potential to expand



















Which rider types can use
these facilities?

Bicycle Lane, Clearway Bicycle Lane, “Head Start” Storage Areas at Intersections & Advanced Stop Lines, Road Shoulder, Mixed Traffic Streets,  road Shoulder

Tourists
  • Riding by bicycle as their chosen transport means
Adults
  • Riding road bikes for recreation
  • Riding road and track for competition and training
  • Riding to commute to work (Higher and moderate intensity)
  • Riding for local trips and recreation
Teenagers
  • Riding to School
  • Riding for recreation and local trips
  • Riding to School
  • Riding for recreation and local trips
Senior citizens
  • Riding local trips
  • Senior citizens – Riding for recreation
  • Families – Riding for recreation and local trips



Which rider types can use these  facilities?

Children – 
  • Learning to ride
  • Riding for recreation and local trips
  • Riding to School
Teenagers –
  •  Riding to School
  • Riding for recreation and local trips
Adults
  • Riding for local trips and recreation
  • Riding to commute to work (Moderate Intensity)
  • Riding MTB for recreation
  • Riding road bikes for recreation
Senior citizens
  • Riding local trips
  • Riding for recreation
Families
  • Riding for recreation and local trips
Tourists
  • Riding short trips on road & MTB for recreation and fitness
  • Riding by bicycle as their chosen transport means




Which rider types can use these  facilities?

Children
  • Riding for recreation and local trips
  • Riding to School
Teenagers
  • Riding to School
  • Riding for recreation and local trips
Adults
  • Riding for local trips and recreation
  • Riding to commute to work (Moderate Intensity)
Senior citizens 
  • Riding local trips
  • Riding for recreation
Families
  • Riding for recreation and local trips










Which rider types can use these  facilities?


Senior citizens
  • Riding local trips
  • Riding for recreation
Teenagers
  • Riding for recreation and local trips
Families
  • Riding for recreation and local trips
Adults
  • Riding for local trips and recreation
  • Riding MTB for recreation
Tourists
  • Riding off-road rail trails
  • Riding by bicycle as their chosen transport means
Children
  • Riding for recreation and local trips



How will the facility create comfort and convenience for riders?

Varying degrees of comfort and convenience are dependent on which type of facility. Bicycle riders need a clearly defined and dedicated space that separates them from adjacent motor vehicles. This separation reduces risk, improves traffic flow and can improve road performance.






















How will the facility create
comfort and convenience
for riders?
  • Riders separated from traffic
  • Smooth surface and low gradient changes




























How will the facility create
comfort and convenience
for riders?

  • Links up quieter roads with parks and reserves through low cost treatments
  • Provides an alternative to riding on main roads and negotiating busy intersections
  • Lower speed limits and traffic calming
  • Focus on directional signage
  • Focus on low risk road crossings
  • Provides a smooth surface for riding












How will the facility create
comfort and convenience
for riders?

  • Off-road alternative to major highways
  • Follows the rail way line with minimal gradient changes
  • Passes through local population centres and attractions