This just popped up in the news feeds... haven't gone looking for the official BV reaction. = = = = = http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/bike-chief-slams-budget-20120502-1xzpe.html Bike chief slams budget Reid SextonMay 3, 2012 - 12:00AM BICYCLE Network Victoria has slammed the state budget, saying it reversed 20 years of progress. Its chief, Harry Barber, said he was shocked by the decision to stop funding the VicRoads Bicycle Program, which delivers bicycle infrastructure across the state. He said high-priority infrastructure projects planned for next year, such as a cyclists' bridge over the Maribyrnong River at Footscray, had also not been funded. "We never expected that the Baillieu government would reverse 20 years of gradual progress by both both sides of politics and shut down one of the most popular and effective programs in the government," he said. "This decision is clearly not the result of a careful and measured budget reduction process, it is a deliberate policy decision to do nothing." = = = = Interesting funding decision, along with previous cuts to windfarms and solar hot water, and more recently, farmer health, welfare, education, parts of the health system, public employment... but giving the police an open cheque book to fund road enforcement programs never before seen... Very interesting! .