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.
Cycling news, works & rides around Naarm/Melbourne
On this weeks program Chris and Steve discuss upcoming cycling news, works and related events around the metro naarm/Melbourne area, including; Pedestrian And Cyclist Safety Upgrades Near Monash Uni,VicRoads Yarra Boulevard Safety Improvements (May 2022 - ongoing), intriguing bicycle parking provision at the newly opened Richmond Traders at Bridge Road & Church Street, improvements, plantings, Federation Trail extension and new veloway as part of West Gate freeway works.Rides: Whittlesea Bicycle Users Group: Yarraville & Punt Ride, 8am, Sunday 26 June 2022, Glen Eira Bicycle Users Group: Community Bike Ride along Djerring and Scotchman's Creek, 10am Sunday 3 July 2022Petitions include: Boroondara Bicycle Users Group: Boroondara Councillors please approve and support the 2022 Boroondara Bike StrategyPort Phillip Bicycle Users Group: Bring back the bike lane trial in Kerferd RoadMoreland residents: Save the Pascoe Vale bike lanes!Additional works news includes Yarra Valley Rail Trail picks up some steam, waiting for commencement of planned winter ramp works at Gipps Street, Abbotsford and Boroondara Council commencing works on land bridge section of the now heritage protected Walmer Street Bridge between Abbotsford and KewIn 3CR radiothon news: thank you to all our beautiful listeners as Yarra Bicycle Users Group Radio has smashed the $1300 target with over $1800 raised so far which supports the entire station! Thank you everyone for keeping community strong!
Keep Community Strong: YarraBUG Radiothon Show
For our annual 3CR radiothon program it's back to back Yarra Bicycle Users Group Radio shows, with Faith and Val from 10am then Chris from 10.30am with interviews from Alyson Macdonald, Jeremy Lawrence, Troy Parsons and Saskia.After the intros, Val and Faith chat about their bicycle moments, how to support Yarra Bicycle Users Group Radio via GiveNow, various ways to donate to 3CR Community Radio and all our fantastic listeners who have donated so far!Faith discusses last Tuesdays Future Melbourne meeting regarding the apparent 'pause' on bicycle infrastructure with strong community support with over 1000 submissions for protected kerbside bicycle lanes.At 10.30am Chris continues to discuss the groundswell of support for City of Melbourne protected bicycle infrastructure with regular guest Jeremy Lawrence from Streets Alive Yarra, along with Alyson Macdonald and Troy Parsons, who attended the council meeting at Melbourne Town Hall. Saskia talks about what she experiences as a younger rider while travelling on the Main Yarra Trail, Chapel Street and the difference when cycling in Melbournes protected lanes.Please donation at our radiothon donation link so we can keep producing great content that you won’t find anywhere else, every little bit helps and be sure to nominate Yarra Bicycle Users Group Radio in the text box when prompted at our GiveNow page so we can reach our $1300 Radiothon target
Supporting City of Melbournes bicycle infrastructure projects
On this weeks program Chris speaks to Cr Rohan Leppert, City of Melbourne and Andreas Loewe, Dean of Melbourne about the agenda item for Future Melbournes next meeting "6.9 Implementation Update: City of Melbourne Transport Strategy 2030 and Transport Program to Aid City Recovery and Reactivation" which has been subject to recent media speculation and misinterpretation about the future of Melbournes seperated bicycle lane projects.You can make a submission in support by 10am, Tuesday 7th June 2022 at Future Melbourne Committee page.It’s Radiothon time again at 3CR and Yarra Bicycle Users Group Radio needs your support to stay on the air and keep community strong. Please donation at our radiothon donation link so we can keep producing great content that you won’t find anywhere else.
Remembering Dervla Murphy
Val and Faith are back in the studio and kick off the show wtih their bike moments before taking a look at some news.Overnight Jai Hindley became the first Australian to win the Giro d'Italia after an amazing three weeks. While here in Melbourne we remember the very sad death of Yukako, in the CBD last week. Yukako left behind a child and partner and many family and friends who will be devastated by her loss, after a truck collided with her on King Street. Yet another senseless death in a city with only minimal commitments to safe infrastructure for riders prompted Melbourne Councillor Rohan Leppart to voice his frustrations, particulalry about the contrast with cities like Sydney. We then rememebr Irish writer and adventure rider Dervla Murphy and her fantastic writing about riding through some of the more adventurous parts of the world over the past sixty years. Dervla Murphy died on the 22ndMay at age 90 at her home in Ireland. If you haven't already read her books, especially Full Tilt, there has never been a better time to do so!
Lena Huda talks about 30km/h speed limits in local streets
On this weeks program Chris chats about last weekends federal election and what changes could occur in relation to climate change and urban policy, local news includes Main Yarra Trail works at rear of 'Skipping Girl', 651- 653 Victoria Street, Abbotsford, Nicholson Street tram power upgrade work in Fitzroy North and Brunswick East from 22 May to 17 June 2022.Cr Rohan Leppert from City of Melbourne writes about last weeks cycling fatality on King Street and the disparity between Sydney and Melbourne and what needs to occur to stop unsafe riding conditions. Please donate to Her name was Yukako.Lena Huda from 30 Please, Walk Sydney and Safe Streets to School discusses last weeks National Roads and Traffic Expo, speed limits trials in Manly, Liverpool and Wollongong, ride to school day and the campaigns key ask of default 30km urban speed limits.3CR Radiothon 2022 is coming in June so stay tuned to how you can support radical radio!
Gary Cookson talking about getting started with cargo bikes
On this weeks program Chris chats to Gary Cookson from Cargo Cycles about his journey getting started with cargo bikes, peoples perceptions, e-cargo bike specifications like range, batteries, transport, security, carrying kids, dogs and shopping and even as second car replacement especially as more people investigate low emission transport alternatives to the car.There's plenty of ways to listen and stay in touch with 3CR with the new Community Radio Plus app. And also, 3CR 2022 Radiothon is coming soon so please support your favourite programs to keep us on air throughout the year!