Superhighways for cyclists could be coming to Australia

The proposed elevated cycleway separating cyclists from cars, trams, taxis and pedestrians across a section of traffic in Melbourne.

Picture: Supplied Infrastructure Victoria has flagged the plan to build massive elevated highways for cyclists to relieve traffic congestion on roads.

“As cycling is one of the most reliable (and affordable) transport options for users, it could improve access to destinations within the central city, while also producing health benefits for cyclists and freeing up space on motorised transport modes for those users for whom cycling may not be practical,” an Infrastructure Victoria report said…The superhighways would be a first for Australia, and follow in the steps of European cities like Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Berlin. About 63 per cent of people who live in Amsterdam use their bikes daily, that’s about 800,000 people. Cyclists make up most of the city’s traffic, with 32 per cent of the population travelling by bike, 22 per cent travelling by car and 16 per cent travelling on public transport.


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