I don't work in the city anymore, but I've spotted a murmur that may help cycling commuters - maybe, if you want it, and if you jump aboard to lobby for it.
Some folk are investigating whether to start a ferry service from Portarlington to Port Melbourne. As you can see from the map below, this would create a shortcut avoiding Geelong and the Westgate freeway. For people with a bike, landing in Port Melbourne, there'd be a no waiting for light rail, no reliance on public transport routes, and you'd be in easy range of St Kilda Road and the CBD. Seems to me it might suit Bellarine cyclists nicely.
Credit: Original image from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Portphillip.gif
So far, the news reports
have not mentioned bikes. I don't know whether the proponents like bikes, or dislike bikes, or whether they've even thought about bikes at all. Maybe they'll never ever think about bikes, if they don't get questions from interested cyclists.
I don't know anything about the ferry, apart from what I've read in the paper. Anyone else have knowledge or thoughts about it?