Bike Lanes for Swanston Street Geelong.
Petition in favour of the Swanston Street bike plan from the City of Greater Geelong.
The City of Greater Geelong has developed plans for a bicycle route linking the Barwon River, Bellarine Rail and Corio Bay trails. This involves mostly Copenhagen style lanes and some shared and separated paths along the length of Swanston Street in Geelong and South Geelong.
We are in favour of this proposal because it suits the aim of linking the trails for recreational cyclists, will encourage new and novice cyclists, and provides a North-South link for cycle commuters that wish to be separated from motor vehicle traffic.
We are in favour of the whole of the proposed plan being implemented with no major changes that would disadvantage cyclists. In particular we are in favour of implementation without changing the planned Copenhagen style lanes to shared or separated paths.
This petition was presented to the City of Greater Geelong Council on May 25th 2010.
Bicycle Users Geelong Inc. is the cycling advocacy group for the Geelong Region.