Cycle route types

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

Types of cycling routes in Victoria

Current issues

    • 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.