Last financial year the 2012 BiXE (Bicycle Expenditure Index) survey, released by Bicycle Network compared council bike budgets – here are the few that concerns us;
- City of Greater Geelong committed $7.63 per resident on bike infrastructure.
- City of Melbourne spent on average $50.07 per resident
- Shire of Surf Coast – $20.00 per resident
- City of Wyndham – $11.65 per resident.
The City of Greater Geelong achieved a pretty humble five-year BiXE average of $3.50 – This is below the Regional Zone council five-year average for 2012, which is $5.95.
Why does this matter to you... The Geelong Mayor and Councillors are currently putting together the Annual budget.