Big bicycle plans for Hobart
Hobart would become Australia's trial location for extra bicycle infrastructure under a Greens plan it intends to champion in the parliament.
It includes building a shared path along the Tasman Highway from Mornington to the Tasman Bridge, a path linking Lutana to Glenorchy, the extension of the Intercity Cycleway to Austins Ferry and and further extension of the Whitewater Creek Track.
Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young is visiting Hobart today on the election campaign trail.
"We are in this announcement tackling the climate change crisis, the environment crisis, and helping communities and families with their everyday living costs, we know that people want to be able to ride their bike safely, they want to be able to get from A to B without having to dodge big trucks and cars."
The Senator will bring the bicycle programme into parliament no matter which of the major parties wins the upcoming federal election.
"Having a pilot programme here in Hobart, we will negotiate this when the Greens in the new parliament will be in the balance of power in the Senate where we will push for programmes like this to be rolled out."