The proposed Geelong Council budget is out… It’s not great reading for riders.
They has decided to NOT put any extra money in their budget to support the recently adopted Principle Bicycle Network (PBN) implementation. This is crucial to improve safety and to encourage more people to ride to work, school, uni, shops. To fix the intersections, fix shared bike lanes, restore existing paths, build new ones…
You can help change this:
Ask them to reconsider funding PBN projects. Please take five minutes to send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email subject :
Att: Manager Financial Services – Budget Submission (PBN).
In your own words (it can be as short or long as you want) say:
- I’m a Geelong cyclist, I live in ‘suburb x’
- We want PBN implemented and funding increased for cycling projects in this budget.
- Hugs and kisses are optional…
Submissions close June 10.
The more people that can turn the screws on a council the better. Unfortunately we need to remind council that the enviroment, health, livability and safety of Geelong and residents should be top priority. Calling your local councillor and asking them to relocate funds would also help.