|Respondent Type: Normal Response ||Collector: Web Link (Web Link)|
|Custom Value: empty||IP Address: 184.108.40.206 |
|Response Started: Monday, October 10, 2011 2:45:18 AM ||Response Modified: Monday, October 10, 2011 3:02:23 AM|
1. Candidate name
|Flora Fox, Kingborough Councillor and Deputy Mayor|
2. Tasmanian cycling participation is similar to the Australian average.
Around 19% of Tasmanian residents ride in a typical week, increasing to 28% in a month and 40% over a year.
More than half of all children aged under 10 ride each week, decreasing to 39% of children 10-17, 17% of adults 18-39 and 8% of adults aged 40 and over. Tasmania has a significantly higher rate of recreational riders than the national average - 78% of people who ride in a week do so for recreation.
About 30,000 people cycle for transport on at least one occasion a week in Tasmania. Transport trips include riding to work, education, shopping or visiting friends or family.
Just over half of the households in Tasmania have access to a bicycle.
Are you surprised by the high rate of cycling in Tasmania?
1. Do you think more Tasmanians should be encouraged to ride their bicycles to reduce transport expenditures and the risk of the negative health implications from physical inactivity?
1. Do you agree that local government should invest in bicycle facilities?
1. Do you support your council improving and extending the off-road cycling and walking path network in your municipality?
1. Do you support the installation of well-designed bike lanes on roads in your municipality?
1. Will you support the continuing development of well connected, high quality bicycle facilities between schools, major workplaces, shopping centres, health centres and residential areas?
1. Will you support the assessment, planning and construction of the following bicycle facilities in the Kingborough Municipality.
|Whitewater Creek Track to Algona Rd Cycleway - Off-road Cycle/walkway||X|| |
|Widening and adding rumble strips to Channel Hwy Bike Lanes north of Summerleas Rd||X|| |
|Off-road Cycle/walkway on Channel Hwy (Redwood Rd - Spring Farm Rd)||X|| |
|Adding rumble strips to edge line of On-road Bike Lanes through Kingston||X|| |
|Extension of Beach Rd Bike lanes to Kingston Beach||X|| |
|Roslyn Avenue Bike Lanes – Mt Royale Rd to Algona Rd||X|| |
1. Do you have any comments to make in relation to the development of bicycle facilities in your local government area?
|I have been either Deputy Chair or Chair of Cycling South and have chaired KBUG since I helped set up these important advocacy groups for bicycle infrastructure and safer bike riding in Kingborough and the 5 major Southern Councils. I have worked hard with members to provide and lobby both Councils and State Government to lift their game.
I am proud of the bike lanes facilities and off road bike paths Kingborough Council has provided in that time, more than any of the other southern councils. Kingborough's Bike Plan and the greater Hobart Bike Plan, as well as the Regional Mountain Bike Plan will serve bike riders well to justify future funding of infrastructure from all levels of government.
I sincerely thank Bicycle Tasmania for raising awareness of the bike issues with candidates with this survey,|