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I believe in supporting more people to walk and ride by providing infrastructure that makes this safer, more efficient and more enjoyable.


If elected, I would advocate for:

  • a high quality network of connected footpaths that are developed to maximise accessibly, including for walker and wheelchair users and people with prams

  • installation of individual bike lockers and space efficient, undercover bicycle storage that is well-lit and CCTV monitored in off-street Council owned carparks and at key locations across the city

  • creation of connected cycleways in at least two directions so that bike and escooter users can cross the city more safely. For example from the Rivulet track through Collins Street to Campbell Street and along Campbell Street (from Davey Street to Melville Street)

  • a grant program that schools can access to install secure bike storage on their campuses

  • Council supporting cycling safety education and awareness through in-kind support, such as via Council's social media channels and inclusion of material in mailouts to ratepayers

  • mountain-biking tracks for all ability levels and, where feasible, supporting infrastructure like bottle fillers and bike wash-down bays

  • dedicated locations for hire escooter parking and greater incentives for hire escooters to be returned to these locations

  • significantly improving the independence and comprehensiveness of the data that is used to inform the hire escooter 'trial', including data related to accidents, injuries, property damage and and estimation of the Tasmania Police resources absorbed by hire escooter matters

  • ensuring the threshold for determining the outcome of the hire escooter 'trial' is set appropriately high, that the assessment process is transparent to the public and not unduly influenced by the commission the Council is receiving from the private hire escooter companies

  • reducing speed limits for hire escooters to brisk walking pace on inner CBD and other high traffic footpaths

  • Council-funded bus seats and shelters at key locations across the city.

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