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Bicycle Plan

Work is underway on creating a new four-year action plan to realise our vision of becoming a cycling city.

Earlier this year, approximately 7000 contributions were received from the community to help shape the draft Bicycle Plan.

The new draft Bicycle Plan 2016-2020 lays out practical measures to further connect the city’s bicycle networks and encourage even more people to cycle in the city. Some of the key actions include:

  • Creating local neighbourhood routes in Kensington, North Melbourne, Carlton and Southbank, connecting to schools, shops and community facilities
  • Improving connections into and through the city centre along four key cycling corridors
  • Increasing bicycle parking by 800 in key public locations
  • Installing bicycle maintenance stations and counters at entrances to the city

Consultation on the draft Bicycle Plan 2016-2020 has now concluded.

If you have any further questions or require additional information during this time, please email or visit

Bicycle Plan 2012–16

The City of Melbourne is committed to becoming a cycling city with safe and connected bicycle routes.

The Bicycle Plan 2012–16 is the City of Melbourne’s action plan for bicycle infrastructure and programs to make Melbourne safer and more attractive for current and future cyclists. The plan was endorsed by Council at the Future Melbourne Committee on 4 September 2012.

Focus of the plan

There has been significant effort to make Melbourne a bicycle-friendly city, though more work is needed for cycling to become a more dominant mode of travel.

The plan recognises that investment will be required for people to feel legitimate, safe and supported when they cycle.

The goals of the Bicycle Plan are to:

  • plan and deliver a connected cycling network
  • build high quality routes for local cycling trips
  • increase participation in cycling
  • make cycling safer.

Actions of the plan

The plan’s actions over the next four years will encourage more people to cycle more often.

The plan details the need for:

  • a number of high priority on-road cycling routes, such as La Trobe Street, Princes Bridge on Swanston Street, St Kilda Road, Elizabeth, Exhibition and Clarendon streets
  • other off-road routes that improve transitions from off-road to on-road paths and link precincts, such as the Yarra Trail through Alexandra Gardens and Queen Victoria Gardens to St Kilda Road, Lorimer Street to Docklands and routes around Royal Park
  • more bicycle parking and improved end-of-trip facilities
  • research and bicycle safety campaigns to boost participation and monitor changes and trends.

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