Yarra Bicycle Users Group promotes urban cycling. Providing support to campaigns to improve cycling conditions and awareness; demystifies cycling technology and helps to reveal the diversity of cyclists, from children to commuters to lobbyists.
Supporting pop-up bike routes in Port Phillip
On this weeks program Chris talks to Julie Clutterbuck from Port Phillip Bicycle Users Group. Bicycle-themed news includes Tour de France Femmes and ABC Perth: Advocates say two-wheeled EVs a cheaper, greener option to de-carbonise transportJulie discusses the Kerferd Road impasse, Port Phillip Councils Move, Connect, Live Strategy, how pop-up bike route trials were impacted from continuing, the missed opportunities for school children and locals to have ability to safely ride on their streets or use low emissions transport, a crucial lack of support from Department of Transport, Shrine to Sea project and Bridge Street pop up lanes (scroll to City of Port Phillip – pop-up bike routes). You can follow Port Phillip BUG on email, facebook and twitter.
RIP Iris Dixon Australian Cycling Legend
Today Faith and Val pay homage to Iris Dixon, a champion of Australian cycling and a cracking story teller. Iris Dixon passed away at the end of last week, aged 91. Iris was an incredible cyclist, Australian Cycling Hall of fame inductee and sixteen time national champion. She dissed our bikes when she was our studio guest in 2013. You can read more about Iris in Monique Hanley's article A ride through history with Australian cycling legend Iris Dixon.One thing that struck us was how much Iris would have enjoyed the inaugral Tour de France Femme which kicked off this weekend. We also discuss the changes to the No Left Turn for motorists at the cnr of Victoria Parade and Brunswick street and increasing cycnicism amongst people who use bicycles to get around about State government commitments to active transport.
Introducing Stonnington Bicycle User Group
On this weeks program Chris chats to Alex Stott from the recently created Stonnington Bicycle User Group about getting started, local issues like Chapel Street safety, getting council to recognise their own climate emergency declaration, Make cycling safer and more accessible in Stonnington petition, upcoming meetings and events for the BUG and following them on facebook and twitter.Bicycle themed news includes Yarra’s Transport Strategy 2022-2032 being passed unanimously, bittersweet news with Boroondara Council approving their Bicycle Strategy 2022 - 2032 but removing Glass Creek / Jacka Trail from the strategy, Port Phillip Bicycle User Group doing a community bike ride along in newly installed treatments, a survey on Bicycle helmets, healthy transport choices and road safety, newly opened Diamond Creek Trail extension and some light reading, especially for mainstream media with "Does news coverage of traffic crashes affect perceived blame and preferred solutions?
Faith and Val catch up in the studio and chat about local cycling news and stories including a recent weekend in Dunolly where there are several roads and trails throughlocal state forests which make excellent riding.
Fitzsimons Lane & cycling in NE Melbourne
In this weeks program Chris chats to Paul Schofield from Eltham Bike Lanes about not fit for purpose changes to Fitzsimmons Lane in Eltham, ongoing campaigning, communication and construction issues with pedestrian and cycling provision in Melbournes north west suburbs.Local news includes Yarra Bicycle Users Group achieving 154% of our 3CR radiothon target thanks to our magnificent listeners, what's happening with Future Mobility at EuroBike 2022, Boroondara Bicycle User Group needing assistance to get their bicycle strategy passed by Boroondara Council and new protected intersections for cyclists on Gipps Street, Abbotsford.
Redux: The Canberra Electric Bike Library
We're having a little break after all the 3CR radiothon excitement so here's a repeat of The Canberra Electric Bike Library first broadcast on 14 February 2022.Chris chats to Zuleka Chan, Brook Clinton, Simone Annis about the innovative Canberra Electric Bike Library, operated by SEE-Change, Switched on Cycles and supported by the ACT Government.Zuleka, Brooke and Simone talk about how the lending library was started, providing people an option to try before they buy, developing the process, insurance, researching peoples needs including feedback and data, ongoing operations including Open Library Thursdays, interest from other local governments and providing a low impact alternative transport option for Canberra residents.