"An important aspect of bicycle planning is to ensure that the success
of future actions (plans and programs) can be measured. If the
strategies of the Bike Plan are successful, then there should be an
increase in the number of trips by cyclists and a reduction in the
bicycle accident statistics.
A target for the number of trips by bicycle in future is 5% by the
year 2002 and 10% by the year 2012. These are ambitious targets
considering that the current level of usage is approximately 0.6% of all
So far the actions of the Council to achieve these targets have been minimal.
So Let's get started!
Based on traffic volumes and the target of 10%, the Sandy Bay Cycleway needs to cater for bike traffic of 1500+ a day.
Council is due to consider options for Sandy Bay Cycleway soon.
They should only consider options which have a 1500 per day capacity, or greater, to meet their own target.