Any tourist who has hit the Bellarine Rail Trail after arriving via train to South Geelong station would have faced the challenge of getting to the trail.
The currently accepted way to access the trail is via Carr st which is a bit busy and takes riders across the train line twice – this way is not great.
We have a recommended route to the trail, but riders we’ve spoken to would love to see this more direct route put together. The hassles of Carr st can be avoided with a bit of work on signage and a few path additions.
We have come up with a few graphics and map to illustrate what we’d like to see from track to trail. We think it would significantly enhance the experience and reputation of the rail trail.
Step 1. A roll through the carpark
Step 2. Some tar along this gravel road would do nice;
Step 3. Access through a permanently closed gate:
Step 4. Onto the rail trail after one crossing of the road – EASY!
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 road users mix with heavy vehicles this is an ever present danger and our job won’t be done.
Bicycle users Geelong are not blaming the driver for this terrible accident. Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the child and bus driver.