Posts Categorized: News

The Geelong Advertiser and Bike safe tell us about the statistics that suggests Geelong is a rubbish place to ride a bike… Some of the comments in the article seem to back up that suggestion. http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2013/10/25/374848_news.html  

Ride 2 Work Day 2013

This Wednesday October 16th is Ride 2 Work Day.  Regulars bike commuters and many first time bike commuters will all be riding to work. Bicycle Network Victoria is coordinating the event, but many other organisations and businesses are supporting the day by organizing breakfasts for the participants. The City of Greater Geelong is organising an…

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Improvements to the Bellarine Rail Trail have got the go-ahead with the announcement of $300,000 funding from the Victorian State Government and $255,000 from the City of Greater Geelong. The works will include asphalting a 2.5 km section between Drysdale and Geelong, and improvements to the crossing of Jetty Road in Drysdale. Related Links: CoGG…

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The State Government has announced that it will provide $466,000 for the building of a pavilion for the Geelong Home for Cycling at the Belmont Criterium Circuit.  This is in addition to $934,000 from the City of Greater Geelong. Related links: CoGG Media Release 9/10/2013: Council welcomes funding for new pavilion at cycling criterium track State Government Media…

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The federal Labor government announced a ‘Barwon to Bay Cycleway’ funding of over $1 million. Richard Marles and Member for Corangamite Darren Cheeseman today announced the Barwon to Bay Cycleway in South Geelong. It will connect the Barwon River Bridge to Londsdale Street. While the media release is light on details, it’s an important win for…

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When travelling by bicycle from Barwon Heads to Geelong on the Barwon Heads Rd cyclists face a hazard when approaching Batten Rd as they are forced into fast moving traffic after topping the rise and on a bend. Please report this trouble spot in the “Report it” tag above if you also consider it to…

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Drafts of the City of Greater Geelong 2013-2014 budget and 2013-2017 City Plan are available for public comment. Do these documents include enough for bicycle users in the Geelong region? Have your say and send a response to the CoGG.  Hurry, written submissions must be received by Tuesday June 11th.

A tragedy struck today… A young boy was killed while riding to school in Corio. This is a sickening reminder of why Bicycle Users Geelong is here, and why we need to work even harder to improve safety for all bike riders. Better conditions for riders won’t always prevent shocking accidents like this happening, but while vulnerable…

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