Posts By: Tony G

The Geelong Council are asking which ideas are most important for our region – Transport is part of the mix so make it high priority and take the survey.  

An excellent path in North Geelong along the rail line is a model for future path development in Geelong… It’s a great example of how shared paths should look – wide, seperated, smooth and shaded. This needs to be extended from the city (as we’ve dreamt about before) to onto Lara.

We’ve been doing some hunting around the Geelong Heritage Centre to find out about the fabled Geelong bike plan from 1977… Well… We found heaps of info and have put up some of it on our new Geelong bike plan 1977 page. More coming soon, including an album dedicated to it in our facebook page.

We’ve made a tentative start into recording the people, places and moments of Cycling in Geelong with a Wikipedia page. Take a look at Cycling in Geelong on Wikipedia. We’ve also created a page for the Ted Wilson trail. It is only a start and they will need contributions from people like you to make them great resources. If you have…

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Are Godzilla roads swallowing up cars and drivers by the dozen?! It’s easy to blame a piece of asphalt for killing people… But it’s really about vehicles, speed and humans. We applaud TAC, Vicroads and the Addy for this awareness campaign they are on. We hope that those agencies can see the sense in taking…

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Here we often talk about all the aspects of riding around Geelong… But we rarely touch on climate change – this big fat hairy gorilla will be the biggest challenge we face as a residents of planet earth over the next 25yrs… Of course everyone knows bike transport is zero emissions and encouraging it is…

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Playstreet in Geelong

Rankin st Herne Hill is a different type of street than Geelong is used to. It’s a street perfect for riding through, learning to ride, skating, scooting, dog walking or even playing cricket. It’s a that gives everyone a chance to enjoy. It’s not just for vehicles like all the others. Why aren’t there more…

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Our submission to the Geelong Council Budget for your information: Attention Manager Financial Services, Please consider this submission from Bicycle Users Geelong regarding the City of Greater Geelong proposed budget 2016-2017. This year’s budget… We’ve noted the improvement in funding for the upcoming budget.   Implementation of the Geelong Cycling Strategy 2008 – 2013 ($200k) Shared riding/walking…

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The Council have drawn up an exciting plan for a ‘Green spine’ on Malop Street Geelong. The plan includes a huge improvement to the street for riding. The separated bike lanes will eventually extend from Johnstone park to the Eastern Gardens. This is a massive step in making the city more bike friendly and sustainable. Time…

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We’ve put together some education for roads crews with the help of Vicroads and Bikesafe. We’re aiming to improve how road workers deal with signage, bike lanes, riders and the work site. Riders around Geelong (particularly the inexperienced, young or old) can find it difficult to negotiate unexpected hazards when riding… But sometimes these hazards are avoidable and vulnerable…

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“Bendigo, population about 100,000, is leading the state with a new strategy that encourages residents to swap the car one day a week, in favour of cycling, scootering, walking and public transport. The Bendigo Council is backing the push with dollars, with spending on shared cycling/walking paths in the city almost doubling over the next…

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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,…

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Yesterday we met with Christine Couzens MP to talk about bike Geelong’s chronic car dependence, lack of rider safety and a few projects. Yesterday we met with Christine Couzens MP to talk about bike Geelong’s chronic car dependence, lack of rider safety and… Posted by Bicycle Users Geelong on Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Society will be ok while kids are still riding bikes… #ridelikeagirl #sisters #schoolholidayfun A photo posted by byronmitchell (@byronmitchell) on Dec 22, 2014 at 2:57pm PST

Sunday cycle

At ocean grove #sundaycycle #lovewhereilive #oceangrove #beach #cycle #bluesky #promenade #nikon #nikkor #nikond3200 A photo posted by Julie (@julieatthebeach) on Apr 26, 2014 at 11:50pm PDT

Car sick Ryrie street

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…

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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).