The Council’s Sustainable Transport Policy (2008) identifies cycling as a priority transport mode, second only to walking.
Bicycle parking is considered a key factor in encouraging cycling as a mode of transport. With this in mind, an audit of bicycle parking in major shopping strips was undertaken to determine the adequacy of existing parking along with a bicycle parking survey to gain feedback about the required usage from the community.
Bike Scope Survey
The City of Stonnington is undergoing a process of developing a new cycling strategy, which will replace the existing strategy that was produced in 2006. The strategy will guide the City of Stonnington in its future resource decision making to support cycling in the community. The strategy will include priority routes, infrastructure development and maintenance, behaviour change programs and promotional activities.
To help guide the development of the new strategy the City of Stonnington is conducting a Bike Scope Survey through Bicycle Network Victoria. The City of Stonnington conducted a previous Bike Scope Survey in 2009 and the information gathered will help the City of Stonnington better understand the local environment for bike riders.
The online survey takes approximately ten minutes to complete and is open from Wednesday 2 November to Wednesday 7 December. By simply completing the survey respondents will go into the draw to win some fantastic prizes. First prize is a $500 voucher and second prize is a $300 voucher to be redeemed at The Freedom Machine, 245 Chapel Street Prahran.
Follow the link to the survey here: Bike Scope Survey
Bicycle parking audit results
The audit revealed a shortage of bicycle parking in most shopping strips with the demand for short term parking highest near cafes, food outlets, post offices and convenience stores. In addition, unsecured bicycles were found to add to footpath congestion. This causes hazards for pedestrians and the inconsistency in parking style reduced quick recognition by cyclists.
The audit findings recommended installing additional bicycle parking in most areas along with signage to aid quick recognition. It was also suggested that Council consider creating bicycle parking islands in busy precincts with limited footpath space and developing a suite of bicycle parking options.
Bicycle parking audit report
Details of the audit areas, issues and recommendations are contained in the City of Stonnington Bicycle Parking Report (2010) Summary
Bicycle parking survey
A Bicycle Parking Survey was undertaken to identify how bicycle parking is utilised, cyclists opinions of bicycle parking in the municipality and to obtain feedback on the Bicycle Parking Report.
Bicycle parking report
The findings are contained in the Bicycle Parking Survey Report (411.41 KB).
Bicycle parking installation timings
In February 2011 Council agreed to the installation of hitching rails and post rails in all shopping centres in the municipality. It was also agreed that discussions with trader associations and adjoining businesses occur about installing bicycle parking islands at key locations and intersections near major generators of bicycle parking.
Bicycle parking installations will commence in the 2011/12 financial year.
For further information contact the Transport Planner on ph 8290 1333
Travel Smart Map
The City of Stonnington TravelSmart map was developed in partnership by the Department of Transport and the City of Stonnington to provide sustainable transport information on a pocket-sized street map.
For a copy of the map please download the document below or contact Council on 8290 1333.
Travel Smart Map (6.84 MB)