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Wheels spinning on bike path upgrades

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Bicycle access in Port Melbourne just became a whole lot easier thanks to Council’s Garden City Bike Corridor upgrade.

The new and improved bike route increases connections for bike riders as the corridor spans from Garden City Reserve to the Sandridge and Bay trails shared path networks, providing a link between popular destinations in the Port Melbourne area.

The upgrade means Port Melbourne residents now have increased access to Garden City Reserve or can simply enjoy the views along their journey through Port Melbourne.

Port Phillip Mayor Marcus Pearl said: “The Garden City Bike Corridor provides a connecting link to Garden City Reserve in Port Melbourne.

“As a Council, we are committed to providing additional sources of transport for our residents, especially those that encourage sustainable practices.”

The construction of the corridor also features the installation of upgraded lighting at the Howe Parade and Beacon Road intersection as well as at the Swallow Street and Ross Street intersection.

The project, partially funded by the Australian Government’s Local Roads Community
Infrastructure grant, is part of Council’s Integrated Transport Strategy 2018-2028 “Move, Connect, Live” and sets out a priority to deliver a set of protected bike lanes along 14 identified sites across Port Phillip.

The Strategy sets a target of increasing cycle trips in the municipality by 151 per cent over the 10- year period.

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