Case Studies




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Blanket 40km/hr Speed Limit

The City of Yarra progressively introduced the 40kph speed limit as part of its Local Area Traffic Management program, which seeks to promote safe travel by all modes in specific precincts within Yarra. 

Smarter Travel @ Work

This program addresses the different needs of specific workplaces and their employees. It is cost efficient for the authority as most of the cost is carried by the workplaces themselves. The role of the authority is principally as a facilitator and information manager.

Bicycle Network Maps

Bicycle network maps act to encourage and promote cycling. When using any transport system the ability to understand the network you are using and plan your trip with confidence is essential.

Ten Cycle to Work Encouragement Program

The Ten Cycle to Work program recruits 10 staff members from Liverpool Hospital who currently drive to work but are interested in cycling to work.  The aim is to support and encourage these people to try to achieve a high retention rate that will indicate the potential for behaviour change.

Bike Hub and the University of Tasmania

University campuses offer a significant opportunity to change behaviours and promote cycling in the community.  Students may be influenced by initiatives that promote cycling as a viable method of travel to university and may develop cycling habits for life.  This project serves as an example of how students can contribute to the design, delivery and evaluation of treatments to encourage cycling.

Shoulder Lane Treatment to Improve Cycling Safety

This case study highlights illustrates how input from the cycling community can be used to develop an approach that improves cycling safety with a low-cost infrastructure intervention.

Speed Reduction Cushions

Speed is a major deterrent to cycling as well as a safety issue for all road users. These cushions can be used to effectively reduce speeds at a relatively low cost, thereby improving the cycling environment.

Shared Path Priority Crossing

Given a goal of encouraging use, bicycle momentum should be maintained through designing appropriate treatments.  This intervention is significant as it creates a precedent for giving cyclists priority over motor vehicles.

Treatments that Reduce Motor Vehicle Traffic

Cardigan Street is a mostly residential street which was seen to be performing a ‘rat-run’ function for commuting motor traffic. This intervention was intended to substantially reduce the volume of southbound motor traffic travelling between two major roads.

Share the Path

Providing dedicated space for bicycles within the road reserve can often prove challenging. As a result shared paths are increasingly being designated in order to provide an environment in which bike riders of all ages and aptitudes can feel safe. For pedestrians and bike riders alike sharing a path can be an unfamiliar experience with unclear behavioural norms. Share the Path seeks to engage and educate the varied users of shared paths to minimise potential conflict and improve relations while also promoting cycling.