The Canberra Liberals have released their vision for the future of cycling in Canberra, with a focus on improved connectedness, safety and a better experience for cyclists, Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe said today.

“Our 10 year vision includes:

 Segregated/separated cycle paths on major arterial roads.

 Completion of crucial missing links in the network, such as Kuringa Drive.

 A comprehensive cycling tourism strategy.

 Regular world class cycling and mountain bike races.

 Having cycling regarded as mode of choice for than 10% of commuters.

 Promotion of electric bikes.

 No deaths on our network.

 Support for technology solutions to help friends and family track vulnerable cyclists.

 Better lighting on our network.

 Better education for existing and potential cyclists, and other road users.

 Updated cycling maps in innovative formats.

 Comprehensive street sweeping and removal of chip seal on cycle paths.

 Improved fit-outs to accommodate taking bicycles on board buses.

 Dedicated cycle lanes in the median of Northbourne Avenue, Federal Highway and Flemington Road.

 Retaining mandatory helmet laws.

 Expanding cycle share scheme in consultation with the NCA and national institutions.

“The Canberra Liberals support all forms of cycling, be it for commuting, competition or recreation,” Mr Coe concluded.