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Candidate for Greater Geelong (VIC)
I live in city/suburb: East Geelong
My commitment: I ride to the train station and back every work day and use my bike for recreational use and on occasions to get around Geelong. Safety concerns are a big issue for cyclists and I wish to improve the safety of bike travel in Geelong, to keep people on their bikes and keep Geelong active. My three main priorities if elected will be: 1. More dedicated bicycle lanes to allow bicycle riders to cross the CBD district safely. Cyclists should be able to ride from the Barwon River Trail through the city to Eastern beach safely without having to share with cars – the compromised solution on Swanston St is very disappointing. I will look again into the feasibility of introducing Copenhagen style bike lanes, making sure that they are built with safety in mind and with extensive driver training to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible. 2. Safety on the Bellarine rail trail – the rail trail is a wonderful recreational facility and tourist attraction for Queenscliff and the suburbs of Eastern Geelong, but there are too many dangerous crossings of roads. Improvements need to be made to make this rail trail safer. 3. More bike links between schools, train stations, shopping districts and recreational areas throughout Geelong. I endorse the projects identified by Bicycle Network Victoria, and will support any attempt to increase the bike track network throughout Geelong.
Details on this website: http://www.vic.greens.org.au/gavin.brown (opens a new window)
Current sitting member: no