- Artificial segregation of routes into "types" that may restrict funding and development.
- Lack of recognition of cycling as a local and distance transport mode.
- The majority of car-free cycle routes are "shared paths". If there is heavy pedestrian usage this impedes cyclists and endangers pedestrians.
- There are multiple "networks" rather than a single network with multiple types of cycle routes
- There are different levels of expertise in government departments for constructing and managing cycling infrastructure. For example, VicRoads has considerable expertise in path construction, while this is not a core competency for Parks Victoria.
- Different sources and amounts of funding are allocated to the various cycle route types. Some are not funded at all.