A new round of community engagement has been launched in
relation to the City’s Building Better Bike Connections project.
The City received a $6.3 million grant
from the TAC's Safer Pedestrian and Cyclist Fund to create two cycling
- The Western Link connecting central Geelong with Herne Hill via Geelong West
- The Southern Link to connect central Geelong with Waurn Ponds via Belmont
Both routes are designed to be used by
cyclists to safely ride to commercial and recreational destinations, such as
shopping areas and employment precincts.
The Western Link and the first stage of
the Southern Link (Moorabool, Carr and Gheringhap streets in Geelong) have been
completed and are in operation.
Councillor Bruce Harwood, chair of the
Transport portfolio, said the community consultation was aimed at capturing
feedback from users of the bike lanes.
We would like to hear your experience
on the completed sections of the project, to help us identify if any further
improvements can be made to the links. The feedback will also assist us as we
progress the second stage of the Southern Link.
Council voted last month to run a select
tender process for the second stage of the Southern Link.
After an earlier round of engagement to
determine preferred designs for the second stage, Council resolved in April
2019 to progress Option 2b.
This includes a
proposed section on High St, Belmont - between Mt Pleasant Road and Roslyn Road
– that would deliver separate bike lanes, car park changes, pedestrian safety
improvements and amenity design.
Cr Harwood said the detailed design of
Option 2b was able to be viewed through the community consultation.
We would appreciate your input into
anything that you think we may not have captured in the design.
You can view the design and provide your
comments via our Have Your Say page before 23 May.
The City will be contacting the
community members who contributed to the initial engagement in 2018, encouraging
them to view the Have Your Say page.