THE GEELONG BIKEPLAN: PRACTICAL PLANNING FOR CYCLISTS REAL NEEDS

In February, 1978 the Victorian state cabinet approved the recommendations of the Geelong bikeplan study. This may prove to be a turning point in the battle for official acceptance of the need to plan for increasing and safer bicycle use in Australian cities. The Geelong plan was set up to test the feasibility of providing facilities and programmes to promote safer cycling in Victorian cities. The approach developed is a pragmatic, realistic and economical one that is considered applicable to all existing urban areas in Australia. The plan consists of the "4e's" - engineering, education, enforcement, encouragement. It is a comprehensive package of on-the-ground facilities combined with behavioural programmes aimed at increasing bicycle use and safety. The paper describes the background to the plan, its findings, and the nature of the programmes proposed. /Author/TRRL/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Australian Transport Research Forum. Fourth Annual Meeting, May 24-26, 1978, Perth, Forum Papers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Western Australia Director General of Transport

    68 St. Georges TCE
    Perth, Western Australia,   Australia 

    Director General of Transport Western Australia

    68 St Georges Terrace
    Perth, Western Australia,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Scott, MJC
    • Hurnall, D D
    • Pattinson, W H
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00183425
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM