SOUTH-WEST cyclists have been encouraged to take part in a state government survey that will help shape the future of the popular pastime.
More than 9000 people have already completed the Cycling Road Rules Review survey which closes on Sunday night.
Minister for Transport Terry Mulder said the government wanted to hear not only from cyclists, but also pedestrians and motorists.
He said the survey asked questions about road rules and safety issues.
“So far we have had more than 9000 responses since the survey went live on June 29, which confirms the level of public interest in safety and road rules and how they impact on cycling,” Mr Mulder said.
“VicRoads had anticipated a few hundred people to participate in the survey, however, the response has been overwhelming.”
Warrnambool Cycling Club president Barry Warren urged all cyclists in the region to complete the survey online.
“There is an increased interest in cycling and some reports are suggesting bike sales are outnumbering new car sales,” Mr Warren said.
“It’s really important that everyone has their say, not just those that compete in cycling as a sport, but those who ride their bikes to work or school.”
The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete. To take part, go to the Road Safety website www.roadsafety.vic.gov.au or the VicRoads website www.vicroads.vic.gov.au and follow the links.