Posts Tagged: safety

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…

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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…

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Geelong’s premier ‘separated’ bike lane on Swanston street has some safety shortcomings… One being the power pole that sits proudly in the middle of it. Attention: Pole has been removed! thanks City of Greater Geelong Glad to see the timber pole is protected with iron supports  –  we can assume it’s to stop riders from damaging it…

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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…

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