Cyclists in Kyneton, Woodend and Gisborne will find it even easier to cycle around their communities with a $10,000 investment in bike facilities from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced $10,000 in funding to allow the Macedon Ranges Shire Council to continue rolling out new bike parking facilities at key locations across the three towns.

The new parks will make it easier for people to leave the car at home, promoting an active lifestyle.

The Macedon Ranges community participated in consultation throughout 2017 to identify the locations for new bike parking.

The facilities will help improve cycling connections across the region, building on the Labor Government’s $350,000 investment into stages one and two of the Campaspe River Trail upgrade in partnership with the Macedon Ranges Shire Council, which has contributed $200,000 to the project.

Constructing the facilities at key locations including parks and gardens, community centres, town halls, showgrounds and post offices will continue to roll out with the next stage planned in late 2018.

The Macedon Ranges Shire Council is contributing $30,000 to the initiative and will deliver the project.

These initiatives are part of the Labor Government’s Flexible Local Transport Solutions Program, which is better connecting communities and providing more transport options for people across Victoria.

It comes on top of the announcement that the Andrews Labor Government will invest $2.7 million to make it safer for people cycling between Kings Road in Keilor North through to Thompsons Road, connecting this much-used bike path, with a new bike path.

Quotes attributable to Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“Cycling is a great way to get around our towns, while staying active.”

“I’m delighted to help fund these new bike parks, which will encourage more people in Kyneton, Woodend and Gisborne to leave the car at home.”