We’re creating two new major cycling routes to make it safer and easier for anyone to ride.
We received a $6.69 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 Link completed
Work on the first stage of the southern corridor is complete.
This section runs 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.
Detailed design works on the second stage - which continues from the Barwon River to Waurn Ponds via Belmont - have been prepared.
Council resolved in March 2022 to carry out a select tender process for the construction of the second stage.
Western Link completed
The western link is complete and 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.
Principal Bicycle Network
Routes for the two links are included in Greater Geelong's Principal Bicycle Network.
The PBN aims to provide cyclists with safe, connected and accessible cycling routes within the municipality.
established after extensive work and consultation by VicRoads with Bike Safe,
cyclists, the community, a range of agencies, and councils.