Building better bike connections

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

The City received a $4.7 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.

Have your say on the design of High Street Belmont

We want to work with the whole community to develop the best possible design for High Street (between Mount Pleasant Road and Roslyn Road) that caters for traders, residents, shoppers, drivers and cyclists.

This is more than a cycling project, it’s also an opportunity to improve the amenity of High Street and boost its appeal as a destination for shopping, dining and services.

There are four potential design options that you can provide feedback when you:

Complete our community survey

Four potential design options

Note: The four potential design options are concepts only.  Details such as the number of trees and car parks are estimates and could change following feedback as part of our consultation process

Come and talk to us on High Street

We’ll have a booth set up in front of the Belmont Library where community members can ask questions on:

Wednesday 1 August 2018 12:30pm to 5:00pm
Friday 3 August 2018 12:30pm to 5:00pm
Saturday 4 August 2018 9:00am to 2:00pm
Thursday 9 August 2018 9:00am to 12:30pm
Saturday 18 August 2018 9:00am to 2:00pm
Tuesday 21 August 2018 9:00am to 12:30pm
Wednesday 22 August 2018 12:30pm to 5:00pm

Next steps

Feedback received via the survey will be used to inform the preferred design for High Street, which will be presented to council to make a decision on later in the year.

Page last updated: Wednesday, 1 August 2018