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!

 

Many bike riders come from near and far to experience the delights of riding the Bellarine Rail Trail, but for those who come from South Geelong train station, finding the trail can be an adventure.

To help our tourist friend we’ve made a little map to show you the best way to get to the rail trail without getting led up the garden path.

Follow the blue line on our map below.


View Finding the Bellarine Rail Trail from South Geelong train station in a larger map

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.

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