Can we Copenhagenize Geelong?

It wasn’t always this way…

From the Copenhagenize website –

40 years ago Copenhagen was just as car-clogged as anywhere else but now 45% of the population arriving at work or education do so on bicycles, from all over the Metro area. 63% of Copenhageners themselves use bicycles each day. They all use over 1000 km of bicycle lanes in Greater Copenhagen for their journeys. Copenhagenizing is possible anywhere.

Geelong has a wonderful climate for cycling, and easy terrain.  At its longest the total distance from one end of the urban area to the other is 20km (Corio to Waurn Ponds).  We know there’s a limit to the amount of motor vehicles our city roads can accommodate.  What is missing to change to a cycling culture – infrastructure to make cycling safe and easy.

Another little snippet from Copenhagenize… “Rumour has it that “Australia” is actually an old Dutch word for “stupid traffic engineers”, but I digress.”


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