Shopping malls are the main places in Australia that prioritise pedestrian movement.
Westfield #Geelong keep cars away for buyers. You can’t park out the front of many shops at all yet the place is pumping. The business model of priotising movement of people works, just ask the share holders.
Do city planners understand that nice, easily accessible people places is what we are drawn to – not parking lots.
The scurge of too many cars is Geelong’s problem, not too few parking spaces. Large slabs of the cities best realestate is oil stained ashpalt and not bike lanes or pedestrian people places.
A new Council plan to green the Geelong CBD. ‘City in the park‘ aims to make the city a better place to be. The overall plan is very good for the CBD and we cannot wait to see it progress.
There is action happening on Brougham street Geelong…. New white paint is transforming it into a more bikeable street. This will run from Bellerine street to Mercer street in the coming weeks. Well done to Council for doing this.
Yesterday we met with Christine Couzens MP to talk about bike Geelong’s chronic car dependence, lack of rider safety and a few projects.
Many people care for improving Geelong streets.
Getting people riding is not rocket science…
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.
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.
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.
Society will be ok while kids are still riding bikes…
Hipster cool… with beer at Little Creatures brewery Geelong.
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.
This is not how you park!
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).
A car takes out a bike rider on Gheringhap st Geelong in the morning.