Greens MLC Colleen Hartland has urged cyclists in the western suburbs to use the Greens' new Bike Blackspot iPhone App to log "the good, the bad and the ugly" of bicycle paths and infrastructure in the western suburbs and send a message to the Transport Minister, bike campaigners and their fellow cyclists.
"Cyclists can use their phones to record danger zones, obstacles and maintenance issues on the spot and upload a photo. They can also nominate a spot that needs a bike path or bike facilities and praise 'bike utopias' - areas where cycling facilities really work," said Colleen Hartland
"We want to know the good, the bad and the ugly of your bike experience."
"The information goes into an interactive 'love my bike' map that is accessible to all, so you are communicating with other cyclists as well as the government and cycling advocates like the Greens."
"The western suburbs are under-represented for bike paths and facilities and we generally aren't as loud in asking for what we need. So it would be great for residents to get involved and let the world know that we want to use our bikes - for heath, convenience and environment reasons."
"If you don't have a fancy phone, don't worry - you can use the online form to log a bike blackspot," said Ms Hartland.
The Bike Blackspot App was launched on the weekend by Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, Victorian Greens Leader Greg Barber MLC, Melbourne candidate Cathy Oke and Colleen Hartland MLC.
For comment: Colleen Hartland - 9689 6373