The most dangerous intersection in the West (left) and the main bike route to the CBD - Shepherd Bridge (right).

BikeWest is a community campaign to build bike paths and make cycling safe in the Western Suburbs. Bike West is coordinated by Greens MP Colleen Hartland.

Priority Projects:

1. Fix Shepherd Bridge. Status - WIN!

Bike West has been working on this notoriously dangerous bike blackspot for some years. We have campaiged hard and won -  funding has been allocated to fix it. The latest here.

Recent stories:
'Footscray’s hazardous Shepherd's Bridge to be widened' - The StarWeekly
'Hazardous Shepherd's Bridge at Footscray to be widened' - The Age.
'Footscray's Shepherd Bridge bridge in urgent need of repairs, says report' - The Age.

2. Fix the Parker & Whitehall St intersection, Footscray. Status - WIN!
This is the most dangerous intersection for cyclists in the Western Suburbs. After 3 years of campaigning, on 16 October 2013, funding was announced to fix this intersection with bike lanterns and traffic signals which will give cyclists priority access through the intersection. 

3. A Metre Matters bike lawsStatus - ongoing. The Greens Bill is in parliament.

4. Upgrade Dynon Road - Hopkins Street Link. Status - ongoing. 

5. Complete the Federation Trail. Status - ongoing. 

6. Install 40 secure bike cages at priority train stations. Status - election committment.

7. The Westgate Punt Bicycle Ferry. Status - WIN!
Click here to read about the successful community campaign to get the Westgate Punt funded as a seven-day-a-week 

Email the Premier, the Minister for Transport and Western Suburbs MPs and tell them to fix Bike West.

Please customise your message to the Premier here, it's always better if the message is more personal.

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