Geelong bike path fail

23/03/2015 in Updates

Many people care for improving Geelong streets.

An all too common sight in #Geelong #BikePath #Safety #Fail #COGG

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We know this is how it goes…

23/03/2015 in Updates

Getting people riding is not rocket science…

Good bike infrastructure makes cycling with kids safer & better #activekids #Geelong #safecycling #daddaughtertime

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Little creatures riding bikes

04/03/2015 in Updates

Had a nice lunch at @ltcreatures in Geelong the other day :) yummy! #littlecreatures

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Many chicanes removed from the Bellarine rail trail!

04/03/2015 in News

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The Bellarine Rail Trail is now chicane free from Geelong to Drysdale!

After a long period of advocacy, petitioning and pleading, the Geelong council has removed the bulky, tight and dangerous chicanes from a big stretch of the trail.

The chicanes were difficult to get around for many trail users (cargo bikes, bikes with trailers, prams, wheelchairs). The Geelong residents will get more use out of the trail now that it is more accessible and attractive to all users.

Thanks to Council for listening and taking action.
Thanks to Bikesafe for their advocacy
Thanks to our committee who helped to get these impediments removed, with special thanks to Mark Boyanton (our rep at the Bellarine Rail Trail Advisory Committee) and Brett Cleeland for the hard work over a long period of time.

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Chicanes removed and replaced at Christies Rd.

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Kensington road Leopold gets the treatment.

 

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Cargo Bike Display

16/02/2015 in News

BUG will be have a display of different cargo bikes on Saturday for anyone who wants to learn more about them.  What’s a cargo bike?: Come along and find out!

BUG members will be in attendance to answer questions, along with cargo bike distributors.

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The display is part of the Geelong Active Streets event and will run from 12pm to 2pm on Saturday Feb 21 at Pevensey Park near the Ron Robertson Rose Garden on Malop St (cnr Fitzroy St).  Other activities will also take place at the Rose Garden, as well as other locations along the temporary event bike route.

So come along if you want to learn more about cargo bikes, or if you already have one then bring it along and show it off!

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Geelong Active Streets

16/02/2015 in News

As part of the Sustainable Living Festival in Geelong, the City of Greater Geelong is sponsoring the Geelong Active Streets event on Saturday.  This event will include a number of bicycle related activities.  BUG is organising a cargo bike display for the event.  See below for more information.

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Kids riding the waterfront

12/02/2015 in News

Society will be ok while kids are still riding bikes…

#ridelikeagirl #sisters #schoolholidayfun

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Sunday cycle

12/02/2015 in News

At ocean grove

#sundaycycle #lovewhereilive #oceangrove #beach #cycle #bluesky #promenade #nikon #nikkor #nikond3200

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Metal horse does the job on the Bellarine rail trail

11/02/2015 in News

Steed…

Metal Horse ☺️25km #easternbeach #cycle #cycling #bike #railtrail #bellarinerailtrail #geelong

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Little creatures Geelong

11/02/2015 in News

Hipster cool… with beer at Little Creatures brewery Geelong.

This place was awesome #bikes #geelong #australia

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Car sick Ryrie street

05/01/2015 in Updates

A mock up of a design change to car sick Ryrie st. This street is Geelong’s favourite for travelling across town… It’s just a shame that it’s in the middle of town and once the historical main street. This relocation of space would re-invigorate this strip. It would also politely ask drivers to go elsewhere if they are just wanting to pass through.

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Bike lane car parks

05/01/2015 in Updates

This is not how you park!

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Dangerous driving in Waurn Ponds

15/12/2014 in Updates

A bike commuter is cut-off, swerved at, then driven toward in Waurn Ponds Geelong.

The driver was reported to the police by an independent witness and the rider. No charges were laid by police.

Caution – contains offensive language (The rider tells the driver where to go).

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Ninjas spotted on the Bellarine Rail Trail

15/12/2014 in Updates

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Driver almost takes out a rider on Gheringhap st Geelong

09/12/2014 in News

A car takes out a bike rider on Gheringhap st Geelong in the morning.

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Sighted on the waterfront

07/12/2014 in Updates

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Wouldn’t it be nice

07/12/2014 in News

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The State Government makes some promises…

07/12/2014 in News

Labor is in power in Victoria which means Daniel Andrews will have to make good on his promise:

“Labor will establish a $100 million Safer Cyclists and Pedestrians Fund to invest in new, dedicated paths and routes across Victoria, keeping bikes and walkers away from traffic.

The fund will also focus on improving routes to train stations and the CBD, creating new routes in regional areas, filling the ‘missing links’ in the existing bicycle network, and pedestrian crossings, markings and signs.

Labor will also establish Active Transport Victoria, a new division within the Department of Transport. It will focus on increased participation and safety among cyclists and pedestrians across Melbourne and regional cities.

Active Transport Victoria will develop policies, suggest changes to roads and paths, and advise on the development of the cycling and walking network. It will receive $3.3 million in funding over three years.”

More from Daniel Andrews on cycling

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The Swanston st sign post moved

20/08/2014 in News

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The infamous Swanston st sign post has been moved! 

Thanks to City of Greater Geelong for prompt action to move a newly placed parking sign out of the bike lane…

Read more on this saga.

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Proposed council budget needs your feedback

03/06/2014 in News

The proposed Geelong Council budget is out… It’s not great reading for riders.

They has decided to NOT put any extra money in their budget to support the recently adopted Principle Bicycle Network (PBN) implementation. This is crucial to improve safety and to encourage more people to ride to work, school, uni, shops.  To fix the intersections, fix shared bike lanes, restore existing paths, build new ones…

You can help change this:
Ask them to reconsider funding PBN projects. Please take five minutes to send an email to: contactus@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

Email subject :
Att: Manager Financial Services – Budget Submission (PBN).

In your own words (it can be as short or long as you want) say:

  • I’m a Geelong cyclist, I live in ‘suburb x’
  • We want PBN implemented and funding increased for cycling projects in this budget.
  • Hugs and kisses are optional…

Submissions close June 10.

The more people that can turn the screws on a council the better. Unfortunately we need to remind council that the enviroment, health, livability and safety of Geelong and residents should be top priority. Calling your local councillor and asking them to relocate funds would also help.