Low stress cycling in the City of Whitehorse

Traditionally, a city’s cycling network has been defined by the roads and paths designated for cycling. These routes typically feature a range of bicycle related infrastructure that has been retrofitted to the existing road network such as line marking to indicate on-road bike lanes. However, even with cycle infrastructure, these routes can still be considered unsafe by the majority of the population, particularly if they are subject to high speeds, high traffic volumes or fail to connect seamlessly with the wider network. One area which is regularly overlooked is the network of streets that have no bicycle-related improvements, yet are considered safe enough to use by virtue of having low traffic speeds and volumes. Utilising these assets can assist in the development of a comprehensive cycling network that is accessible to all. The Whitehorse Cycling Strategy 2016 has been developed based on this approach, and includes a set of guiding principles which will deliver a low stress cycle network for the municipality. This paper outlines the strategic basis for Whitehorse City Council working towards a low stress cycling environment.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: AITPM National Traffic and Transport Conference, 15-18 August 2017, Melbourne

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  • Accession Number: 01664024
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2018 12:29PM