City calls for feedback on bike paths

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Ash Bolt

The City of Greater Geelong is calling for more community feedback on bike lanes across the city.

As part of the TAC’s Safer Pedestrian Cycling Fund, the City had received a $6.3 million grant to create two cycling connections within the City.

The first, connecting central Geelong with Herne Hill through Geelong West, has been completed and is operational.

The City is now calling for feedback on the second stage of the southern link.

The first stage, along Moorabool, Carr and Gheringhap Streets, has been completed and the second stage will continue the path to Waurn Ponds through Belmont.

Both routes are designed to be used by cyclists to safely ride to commercial and recreational destinations, including shopping areas and employment precincts.

City transport portfolio chair Bruce Harwood 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,” he said.

“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 an option that included a 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.

“We would appreciate your input into anything that you think we may not have captured in the design,” Cr Harwood said.

The design can be viewed and feedback left online before May 23 at