Bendigo Vic Bicycle Friendly Community Award

///Bendigo Vic Bicycle Friendly Community Award
Bendigo Vic Bicycle Friendly Community Award 2018-03-19T05:14:00+00:00

Bendigo, Victoria

March 2018

TOTAL POPULATION

100,000

Total Area (sq kms)

13.3 (urban)

POPULATION DENSITY

734 p/sq.km

# CYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESSES

0

# CYCLE FRIENDLY UNIVERSITIES

0

10 Building Blocks of a Bicycle Friendly Community

Building Blocks Estimated Average Gold Bendigo
High speed roads with bike facilities 40% 37%
Total bicycle network mileage to total road network mileage 50% 39%
Bicycle education in schools Good Fair
Share of transportation budget spend on bicycling 13% 5-10%
Bike month and bike to work events Very Good Very Good
Active bicycle advocacy group Yes Yes
Active bicycle advisory committee Meets at least bi-monthly No
Bicycle-friendly regulations & policies Good Fair
Bike plan is current and is being implemented Yes Under development
Bike program staff to population 1 p/32,000 0.2 p/32,000

Category Scores

Category Total Points Score
ENGINEERING
Bicycle network & connectivity
74/168 4/10
EDUCATION
Motorist awareness & bicycling skills
47/109 5/10
ENCOURAMENT
Mainstreaming bicycling culture
44/112 4/10
ENFORCEMENT
Promoting safety and protecting bicyclits’ rights
5/33 2/10
EVALUATION & PLANNING
Setting targets and having a plan
22.5/63 3/10

Key Outcomes

Outcome Estimated Avg Gold Bendigo
RIDERSHIP
% daily bicycle commuters
5.5% 1.87%
CRASHES
p/10,000 bicycle commuters
100 72
FATALITIES
p/10,000 bicycle commuters
0.6 0.0

Key Strengths

  • 75% of road projects since 2015 have included bicycle facilities
  • Policies promoting shorter distances between homes and destinations
  • Percentage of compliant bike parking spaces
  • Features provided for cyclist crossing on roads above 60 kph
  • Maintenance practices for off-street cycling facilities
  • Adult cycling educations classes
  • Communication about bicycle education
  • Ratio of bike stores to population
  • Integration of bicycle planning with community facilities

Key Steps to Gold

Implementation of the following recommendations would assist Bendigo to move closer to GOLD status. These actions are prioritised based on cost, level of intervention required and relative impact.

  • Establishment of a bicycle advisory group
  • Introduction of a bike friendly business (or ‘Bike Stop’) program
  • Education outside of schools
  • High school education programs
  • Appoint an active travel co-ordinator
  • Implement additional policies and regulations to improve cyclist safey and amenity
  • Provision of greater training and awareness for police officers regarding vulnerable road user safety
  • Bike racks on 50% of buses over 5 years
  • Improved infrastructure for secure bike parking at public transport stops
  • Improved safe/separated cycling infrastructure.

Download the pdf version here. Bendigo Bike Friendly Australia Report Card