Posts Categorized: Updates

Unusual sighting in Geelong. Folding and/or electric bike? Can't quite see the brand or model. #cycling #geelong #waterfront #foldingbike #electricbike #vans #hipster A photo posted by Geelong Cyclist (@geelongcyclist) on Sep 9, 2014 at 8:40pm PDT

How has commuter riding changed in Geelong in ten years? We’ve found some stats. You be the judge. 2001 to 2011 Methods of travel to work for a decade. Src: http://profile.id.com.au/geelong/travel-to-work Method of travel to work 2001 % share of all modes (2001) 2011 % share of all modes (2011) increase Change in mode share % Bicycle…

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This is what Bicycle Users Geelong submitted to the feedback on the truck trial ban in Geelong. —————————————————————- The Central Geelong truck trail has had a positive impact on Mercer and Malop St. Anecdotally, Malop street in particular seems: • less scary to ride on • has less noise pollution • reduced diesel fume pollution • is…

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Locals across Australia are being asked to join Bicycle Network’s latest campaign ‘Low Speed Locals‘ to introduce lower speeds in neighbourhoods where bike riders, pedestrians and drivers share the roads. Low Speed Locals is calling on Australian bike riders and other road users to write to their local council’s Chief Executive Officer or Councillor and ask for slower…

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Sign our petition to get the Bellarine rail trail chicanes fixed… We’ll get it to Geelong Councillors. We speak to many cyclist about need to remove the existing narrow and unsafe chicanes.  This would encourage more riders, allow cargo bikes, tandem bikes, and touring bike to get past them. Even parents pushing prams have difficulty….

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Below is  submission to the City of Greater Geelong Environment Management Strategy draft. Let us know what you think. We recommend important changes to page 21 of the draft –  this part particularly: Transport Influence – Number of bicycle riders counted on ‘Super Tuesday’ (held annually in March) Increase Influence – Length of dedicated bicycle paths Increase Influence –…

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Bike budget beckons…

Bike safe have worked really hard to get a few major bicycle infrastructure upgrades in front of Geelong Councillors. The projects look exciting. The stuff gets voted in this Tuesday. Phoning or  emailing your local councillor to voice your support BEFORE Tuesday will help get these projects funded.

Myers st remix

After spending some time on Geelong today, I noticed that Myers st has some much hot, wasted and un-used asphalt… not to mention the unsafe bike lane. Below is my remixed version of the street.  I used paint, separated bike riders from cars, trees for cooling and was careful not to lose any parking… let…

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