Good news for the Great Ocean Road!
If elected, the Federal Coalition will commit $25 million over five years to upgrade the Great Ocean Road. This commitment will be matched by a $25 million contribution from the Victorian State Government, which will see a total investment of $50 million over five years.
Bike Safe has supported the G21 Great Ocean Road campaign, and has actively advocated for these funds, directly in Canberra and in Geelong. We are glad one of the major parties has reacted. The funds will be focussed on improving and stabilising the road. It will mean better surfaces where required, shoulder work, widening at dangerous section and improving bridges.
Sharing Roads and Paths
Sharing Roads and Paths provides you with information about rules and safe behaviours when interacting with bicycle riders or when you are riding.
Bicycle riders, drivers, motor bike riders and pedestrians are all legitimate users of the road system.
The Sharing Roads and Paths guide was officially launched on Wednesday 17th July 2013. Download the brochure here
NEW CYCLING HAZARD ROAD LIST
Other roads named are the Portarlington-Queenscliff Road, Lower Duneed Road, Barrabool Road, Forest Road Lara, Moorabool Street, Shell Parade, Blackgate Road, Coombes/Hendy Main Roads, Ghazeepore Road, Drysdale- Portarlington Road, Thacker Street Ocean Grove, Forest Road Anglesea; High Street Drysdale; Forrest-Apollo Bay Rd and Deans Marsh-Lorne Road.
The roads were defined on the basis of incident reports, poor or no shoulders, no bike lanes, maintenance problems, increasing vehicle numbers and that they are on most used cycling routes.
Proposed Priority Network
Bike Safe has been actively working with VicRoads South Barwon and the G21 (Geelong Region) Local Councils in developing a Regional Principal Bicycle Network. The reasoning is we want everyone working together to prioritise key roads and paths across the region for upgrading, modification and/or connections.
At this stage there are effectively very few safe cycling routes to Austroads Standards and significant changes are required. This plan will hopefully stimulate pro-active action to bring the region into the 21st Century, with regards to cycling infrastructure. MORE>
Report a hazard
If you are riding along and see a hazard, don’t ignore it, report it! You could save the next cyclist coming along a serious accident. Just enter the phone numbers in your phone and you will be ready. MORE>