Bonnet Hill


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Approximate Distance: 4km
Local Government Area: Kingborough
Legislative Council Division: Nelson
State/Federal Government Electorate: Denison 

Proposed Style of Facility

On-road bike lane connection. 

What are the Major Trip Generators and Attractors?

Kingston, Taroona, Taroona High School, Sandy Bay.

What other Facilities will it Connect to? 

Sandy Bay Cycleway

What Documents does this fit Under? 

Hobart Arterial Bicycle Network Plan.


Update: December 2014

BHCA received a formal response from Rene Hidding, Minister for Infrastructure, advising that a Budget submission will be prepared, and the proposal would be progressed 'in co-operation with Kingborough Council.'  

BHCA are continuing to work hard towards a positive outcome in the 2014/15 and 2016/17 Budget cycles.  Members of the group have been working directly with State Growth officials over the last three months.  Both parties have agreed on a likely cost of $1.5 million for the project, ideally to be spread over two years.

Bonnet Hill featured in the latest edition of In The Loop, BNT's email newsletter to members, and included data on usage of the road.   Manual traffic counts in November 2014 showed that there were 18,200 motor vehicle movements per week, including more than 220 buses. There were also 1,729 cyclist movements per week, which is a 59% increase from 2012.

Update: August 2014

The combined paper and e-petition was lodged with the Government with an impressive 6100 signatures.

Update: May 2014

The Kingborough Bicycle Advisory Group has now allied with the Bonnet Hill Com­munity Association and Bicycle Network Tasmania to renew the push for a widening of the shoulder on the uphill sections, a vital piece of infrastructure along one of Hobart's most scenic and popular bicycle routes.  Widening the shoulder will improve road safety for all road users.

Click here to view Mercury article. 

The Kingborough Bicycle Advisory Group and Bonnet Hill Com­munity Association founded an e-petition to raise awareness and support for this proposed facility. This e-petition is now closed.

Background 

The Kingborough Bicycle Advisory Group has lobbied the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources for more than a decade for a ­safe cycling lane along the winding scenic road.  In 2012/13, the Department of State Growth provided a widened and sealed road shoulder on the uphill section of Bonnet Hill between the Browns Rivulet and Proctors Road intersections.


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