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Get behind our biggest bicycle infrastructure project ever! The Building Better Bike Project  project will create two large new major cycling routes . The southern link will connect Central Geelong with Waurn Ponds via Belmont. The western link will connect Central Geelong with Herne Hill, via Geelong West. These projects will make it safer and easier for people…

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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.  

Bike rider’s make up 10% of all fatal and serious injuries across the region’s roads despite being less than 2% of traffic! Tell the Geelong Council what rider’s think about road safety – taking their survey: Geelong Road Safety Survey 2017 Responses will help guide road safety in the future.

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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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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Cargo bike display

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.

Geelong Active Streets

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… #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