“There are great national benefits from walking, riding and making better use of public transport. Cleaner air, healthier Australians and smoother roads are some of them.“ – Anthony Albanese MP Yet in reality, not enough is being done to make much of a difference in many areas across Australia. In many instances, it is still…
Posts Tagged: Bike Lanes
The Fed Gov. knows bicycles can solve issues like parking, pollution of cities and obesity, but will it be business as usual… “The federal government wants to increase the number of people who make short trips by foot or bicycle after a report card on the performance of Australia’s cities found rapid changes in the…
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
Bicycle Users Geelong was delighted to welcome Greg Barber (Greens Member of Parliament) to Geelong today.
A compelling article from ‘the conversation’ addressing the many benefits of bike paths including the significant impact they can have on nearby property prices.
Some works have been recently completed that will make riding into Geelong from Newcomb much safer… The new link takes riders off a precarious section of Portarlington Rd down a service road an then back onto Portarlington road where the bike lane resumes.
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…
The new plan from the City of Greater Geelong for the Northern Section of the Swanston Street Bike Link is now available for community feedback. The plan, which covers the section of Swanston Street North from McKillop Street, features almost exclusively one-way bike paths adjacent to existing footpaths.
The City of Greater Geelong has proposed the use of on street bike lanes instead of Copenhagen style lanes on the Swanston Street development. The on street lanes will be between the parallel parked cars and the regular traffic lane, with a painted divider similar to that shown in the picture.
The City of Greater Geelong is planning construction of a bike route along Swanston Street. This route will link the Bellarine Rail Trail with South Geelong Station, Corio Bay and the Barwon River trail.