SOUTHERN LINK APPROVED BY CITY OF GREATER GEELONG
After years of research and consultation, the Southern Link (Stages 1 & 2) were approved as recommended at last night’s meeting of Geelong City Council.
This means that Geelong will have separated cycling infrastructure from the foreshore, along Gheringhap Street, Carr Street, Moorabool Street and High Street Belmont, then along Colac Road to Waurn Ponds.
After a robust discussion, the Southern Link Parts 1 & 2 were approved 6 votes to 3.
TAC funding is in place for Stage 1 – from Geelong City to the Barwon River, and work should begin as soon as the finalisation of detailed engineering of intersections and drive crossings has been completed.
We hope that this work is completed quickly, so as to reduce disruption for road users, businesses and the public.
Along with the Western Link, already approved, from the CBD to Minerva Road, this creates the first of a grid of safe cycling routes linking business, retail, and education hubs in our city.
We already have the beginning of an Eastern Link – with the shared path through Eastern Park, which will eventually link with the Western Link via the Green Spine bike path along Malop Street.