NEW signage for a bicycle route around the Port Fairy and Koroit districts will be rolled out sooner than first thought.
Moyne Shire councillors unanimously voted on Tuesday night to install 15 signs along Toolong, Kirkstall, Koroit and Port Fairy roads at “the earliest opportunity”.
The installation is expected to take two to three weeks and follows on from a VicRoads commitment to install four signs along south-west roads administered by the state government.
Port Fairy Cycling Club spokesman Neil Duncan congratulated councillors for supporting the move.
He said the signs would be situated along roads of high cycle use.
“If one of those signs can save a life then it’s worth it,” Mr Duncan said. “Making people aware of the dangers is important and I think the wider community are starting to appreciate that.
“It’s not just the cycling club that’s been pushing for this; the whole of Port Fairy and district has got behind it.”
Moyne Shire mayor James Purcell said the signs would be placed at prominent locations along the cycling route.
He told fellow councillors there had been strong interest in cycling safety following a shocking car-bike crash in Port Fairy earlier this year.
Signs will be placed at strategic sites along the cycling route which extends along Blackwood, Toolong, Toolong North and Terka roads along the Toolong-Kirkstall section.
Scotts North, Gunns, Koroit-Woolsthorpe and Lake View roads are included in the Koroit section, while Sheehans, Port Fairy-Koroit (aka Three Chain), Badhams and Scotts roads are part of the Rosebrook/Crossley section.