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Hobart Bike Planning

posted May 13, 2013, 12:24 PM by Austin Greenwood   [ updated May 15, 2013, 11:35 AM ]

"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 urban journeys."

Hobart City Council Bike Plan - 1998
Ambitious and overdue! 

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.