The northern suburbs of Geelong are a contradiction… The area is blessed with plenty of space, wide roads and nature strips but seriously lack basic infrastructure like bike lanes, footpaths, treed areas and respectable park playgrounds…. Today I rode around the Geelong bay trail, past retiring industrial areas, near elite grammer schooled kids and back…
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The ‘State of Australian Cities 2013‘ is a federal Dept. of Infrastructure and Transport publication released on the 30 June. The report on Geelong has some notes on Geelong’s livability and active travel. The low-lights for Geelong are: Less people riding (in 2011) than in 2006. Commuting by bicycle or walking in Geelong is below average for…
A great video on how the Dutch turned a car town into a mecca for bike riding. More about this clip and a great comparison to Australia’s reluctance to support bike infrastructure here
A new transport Strategy for the Region is being formed… time for bike riders to share our views on public transport. Go to the website: http://g21transport.com.au, Fill in the survey or post in the forum. What if we had bike racks on buses, like in Canberra?
A ride through central Geelong on 11am Saturday 18 May It begins at eastern park and will wind through the city streets and then back to eastern park for a BYO picnic lunch.
A number of Geelong region buses are now displaying bicycle safety messages. McHarry’s Buslines are taking part in the Bike Safe campaign for improved safety for cyclists by displaying the messages on the back of 20 of their buses.
V/Line has announced that they will be running a number of extra express services to transport spectators to the upcoming UCI World Road Cycling Championships in Geelong. The extra services will run between Melbourne and Geelong with a total of 13 extra services on October 2nd for the womens road race and 42 extra services…
A new Parkiteer bike storage cage has been installed at the Marshall railway station as part of a station upgrade. The cage provides secure undercover parking for upto 30 bikes.
The Victorian Department of Transport are looking to improve the carriage of bicycles on regional public transport. They have commissioned the Institute for Sensible Transport to carry out a technical evaluation of the current situation and suggestions for improvement. The deadline for survey responses is April 24th. The survey can be accessed at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GVLQPV2.