Cycle route types
The following types of cycle routes are classified in Victoria. Source: VicRoads
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.