The southern link of Better Bike Connections project (Waurn Ponds to the CBD) will be on the Geelong Council agenda for the 30th April council meeting!!!
The Council is likely to decide on the layout of the high street section (separated or shared) and potentially the route of the Moorabool street section.
The project (if done right) will deliver safe and direct bike routes through major corridors that are very unconformable places to ride currently. This will obviously benefit rider who ride already and also people who don’t ride because of safety concerns.
A vocal group of traders have been lobbying councillors to oppose the project… So we need you help get the best result for all riders. It is important that council also hear from members of the community who want the project to go ahead in its full form.
The most effective ways of doing this is:
- a friendly call/email to your councillor (links below) to let them know your views, and
- turn up to the council meeting on the 30th and ask a question/provide statements demonstrating your support for the project.
It’s our view on the project that:
- bike riding should be an viable option to people of a wide range of ages and abilities to safely ride to destinations like shopping areas and key employment precincts – this project will enable that along this route.
- more people on bikes means few cars on the road – benefiting the community through safety and health for riders and reduced traffic, noise and pollution for all.
- option 2b or 3 will be best for High street. 2b being safely separated on both side of the street while option 3 also doing that in a similar way but with some more space for pedestrians.
- the Moorabool street route must stay in the proposed route (Moorabool street – Carr street – Gheringhap street) – not detour through Kardinia park or via Yarra street as was part of the discussion. Moorabool street – Carr street – Gheringhap street is most direct route between nodes of activity like the South Geelong train station, GMHBA stadium, with river/bridge access.
Contact a Councillor via email or phone: