Bike parking made easier

By Jessica Micallef

Cyclists in Kyneton, Woodend and Gisborne will find it easier to ride and park their bikes around their communities.

The state government announced late last year $10,000 will go towards new bike facilities at key locations across the three towns.

The new bike facilities are part of the Campaspe River Trail upgrade in partnership with the Macedon Ranges council.

The council has contributed $200,000 to the project and will invest a further $30,000 to go towards the bike parking spots.

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

The key spots identified were parks and gardens, community centres, town halls, showgrounds and post offices.

Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas said the new parking spots were a great way to encourage residents to maintain an active lifestyle.

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

“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.”

Late last year, the state government announced $2.7 million will go towards a new bike path between Kings Road through to Thompsons Road in Keilor North.