Advocacy

Our small team works with our local council, the City of Port Phillip, to get more people cycling through safer and better roads and paths.  We also advocate to VicRoads and the surrounding councils.    To focus our efforts, we have a list of our top 10 priorities.  If you have noticed something that needs to change, we recommend contacting CoPP or VicRoads directly, but please cc us so we can add our efforts to yours.

***Please let us know any outstanding/current bike infrastructure issues, however big or small***

Photo below – new bike crossing for Moray St at Bank St:

 

PP BUG plan to take the CoPP Councillors out on 3 bike rides, around the 3 wards.  We need our Members to tell us what other issues are affecting cyclists.  Tell us your issue(s) (and proposed solution(s), if you can) and we’ll try to include it into the Councillor bike rides (which you are of course, welcome to attend).  Email us with these issues.

Equally, tell us what you DO like!  Below are a couple that Georgie appreciates; even the small changes can make big differences! 

Issues for City of Port Phillip:

  • Albert Park shared path (unlit at night)

  • Cecil St/Albert Rd (no sensor for bikes)

  • Cecil St/Albert Park (median block)

  • Blessington St, east of Barkly St (contraflow bike lane)

  • Moray St/Bank St (no bike ramp to cross Moray St)

  • Alma Park West (shared path surface, safety, signage)

Completed CoPP issues

  • Blessington St/Peanut Reserve (contraflow lanes now installed!)

  • Blessington St/Marine Parade (bike ramp to cross the Parade now exist!)

  • Brighton Rd/Carlisle St (bike lanterns are now there!)

  • Glen Eira Ave/Glen Eira Rd (cyclists are now allowed to make a right turn!)

Issues for VicRoads:

1.      St Kilda Road.

2.      Crossing of Elwood Canal at Glenhuntly Road.

3.      Jacka Boulevard, outside Donovans.  

4.      Crossing Marine Parade at Luna Park (Cavell Street). 

5.      Fitzroy St bidirectional path.  

6.      Byron St/Glen Eira Road (at Brighton Rd). 

7.      Montague Street. 

8.      Dandenong Road (at Westbury Street). 

9.      Carlisle St (turning right/northbound up St Kilda Rd).

Completed VicRoads issues


Submissions to Council and other bodies.   Participating in public consultations is a good way to get our message across.