Melbourne to get ‘floating’ super cycle highway
Melbourne looks like it’s getting ready to invest in its first “super cycle highway” with a 2.5 kilometre elevated path proposed to connect commuters from the inner-west to the city.
Adelaide watch out… it would appear Melbourne is vying to be something of a cycling mecca with a rather impressive plan to build an elevated path for those commuting by bike.
The bikeway will take people from the western suburb of Footscray into the heart of the city in the Docklands and will form one section of 14 kilometres of proposed new cycling infrastructure in the city’s west.
You can read all about it in this ABC Article.
While it seems pretty novel in Australia, floating cycling infrastructure isn’t anything new and the Dutch are well known to have taken it to the next level with their amazing floating roundabout known as the “Hovenring”.
As we’ve previously reported, cycle superhighways are becoming quite a thing in Europe, with several popping up in places like Germany.
However, the recent announcement in Melbourne is perhaps a sign that Australia is starting to see cycling infrastructure as a serious way to move people.
South Australia spends less than 1% of its transport budget on cycling, but $12 million in funding earmarked for the completion of Frome Street is a sign that change is afoot.
Does anyone have any crazy ideas? Where would you like to see some elevated cycling infrastructure in South Australia?
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