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Candidate for Greater Geelong (VIC)
I live in city/suburb: Geelong
My commitment: On Council, I will campaign to create and improve bike routes to schools and train stations, across the municipality. My doorknocking over recent months reveals that traffic safety is a huge concern for residents, particularly those who wish to cycle to commute or for recreation. The Ride2School program is an excellent way to get people started in Geelong with a strong push for community involvement. The Waurn Ponds to Marshall Station Waterpipe Trail is another promising initiative.And the potential benefits cannot be overestimated, from incidental exercise as people commute between their homes and schools, work, train stations and shopping precincts, to reduction in congestion and burning of fossil fuels. People in our region also love to be outdoors, and cycling is hugely popular as recreation and sport. I support the development of a link from Moorabool St Bridge to the Barwon River Trail and from Moorabool St Belmont into the CBD, not only because it makes sense to capitalise on linking existing routes, but also for safety reasons and to increase opportunities for all members of the community to be active and enjoy the outdoors.
Details on this website: http://vic.greens.org.au/renee.otmar (opens a new window)
Current sitting member: no