5 June 2013 — Cycle Geelong will host a Geelong Cycling Forum to discuss the city’s community bicycle transportation including safety, infrastructure and networks.

According to the latest census only one per cent of Geelong’s citizens use their bikes to get to school or work.

Geelong Cycling Forum host Mik Aidt, a journalist from Copenhagen, Denmark, will speak with Barton van Laar from Bike Safe and Rod Charles, a local cycling enthusiast.

Organisers believe the lack of continuous bike lanes in Geelong makes commuter cycling a hazardous and dangerous journey. In Copenhagen continuous and dedicated “Copenhagen bicycle lanes” are used weekly by more than 50 per cent of its citizens.

The Geelong Cycling Forum will be held in Beav’s Bar, 77 Little Malop Street at 1pm. The event coincides with the creation of the Geelong Better Block.

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