Better bike connections

We’re creating two new major cycling routes to make it safer and easier for everyone to ride.

We received a $6.3 million grant from the TAC's Safer Pedestrian and Cyclist Fund to create two cycling connections:

  • The southern link will connect central Geelong with Waurn Ponds via Belmont.
  • The western link will connect central Geelong with Herne Hill via Geelong West.

Adopting best practice from around the world, the cycling routes will include a combination of protected bike lanes (where bikes are separated from cars) and a shared use system (where cars and bikes share the road).

Both routes are designed to be used by cyclists of a wide range of ages and abilities to safely ride to destinations like shopping areas and key employment precincts.


Stage One – Southern Corridor works to begin - May 2021

The southern corridor will run from central Geelong to the river along Gheringhap, Carr and Moorabool streets.

It will form a critical link in Geelong’s cycling network, giving cyclists improved connections between key destinations such as South Geelong Station, the Barwon River Trail, the Bellarine Rail Trail and the CBD.

Western Corridor works completed

The western link connects central Geelong, Geelong West and Herne Hill, using Villamanta Street, Gertrude Street and Sydenham Avenue.

Speed humps, slow points, raised intersections and line-marking has been applied to the road to slow car traffic and provide a safer environment for all road users.

There are new and modified signalised crossings at Latrobe Terrace, Pakington Street and Shannon Avenue.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 25 January 2022