Boroondara BUG members attended the City of Melbourne Future Melbourne Committee meeting on 7 June 2022, along with over a hundred local bicycle advocates and residents from across Melbourne.
Boroondara BUG’s submission to the meeting is here.
There were two hours of incredibly powerful speeches from Melbourne’s cycling community, including Boroondara BUG, asking the Council to continue their timely rollout of new bike lanes.
The council received 1,028 submissions in favour of continuing the bike rollout, and just 10 against.
Speakers included doctors, scientists, climate groups, transport groups, bicycle user groups, urban planners, theatre operators, residents and the wider community.
After 33 presentations in favour of continuing the rollout of the City of Melbourne bike network and none against, the amended motion passed by Councillors STILL deferred building bike lanes in the Hoddle grid.
This was a very disappointing outcome. We don’t think this was a “balanced decision”.
We think this unnecessary pause in rolling out safe separated bike lanes could cost more lives.
- Can we cycle through the outrage to imagine a better Melbourne, The Age
- Bike lanes pause, but people power accelerates | Bicycle Network
- New bike lanes, City of Melbourne
- Cyclist dies after collision with truck in CBD, The Age