Back to school: Following the leaders in the Cities of Yarra and Boroondara!
Wednesday 25 March, 2015. 7.15pm registration for 7.30 – 9.15pm
This is a forum to hear, ask questions and debate directions on how to make riding easier and safer for all ages within our community in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
Neighbouring councils Yarra and Boroondara have both achieved the highest levels of bike riding in the country. Yarra has the highest proportion of people who cycle to work in Australia at 8.5%, and they aim to reach 15% in 2015. Boroondara has the very popular Anniversary and Gardiner’s Creek Trails, plus Bike Ed schools training program.
With rising levels of obesity and traffic congestion, how do we enable and support kids to ride to school, and adults to ride for exercise and transport? What are the infrastructure and
communication solutions, budgets and commitments required for success? How do we overcome the roadblocks to a safe riding future?
Malcolm Dow, Primary School Assistant Principal & member Glen Eira Bicycle User Group
Dean Steinberg, Government and External Relations, Bicycle Network
Cr Philip Mallis, City of Boroondara
Alistair McDonald, Bicycle Strategy Project Manager, City of Yarra.
Wednesday 25 March, 2015
7.15 Registration for 7.30-9.15pm
Glen Eira Secondary College Library
Cnr Booran and Neerim Roads, Caulfield East. Melway: 68 D3.
Close to Caulfield and Glen Huntly Train Stations, Tram 67, Bus 623&624 and bike parking on site. Entry by donation (all proceeds go to school for venue).
Enquiries: Cathy, Glen Eira Bicycle User Group, 0412 119 807, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday evening at the Library at Docklands, saw the launch of the Green Agenda. Green Agenda is the Greens Institutes new online publishing project to stimulate public discussion, and to present ideas and deepen understanding of greens politics and philosophy.
The event was well attended and lots of lively Q & A’s. The Institute needs to raise $60.000 within the next year to get the ball rolling. Head to greenagenda.org.au and join
Green Agenda will be publishing online for 15 months with selected contributions to be published in a book form in 2016. Essay contribution will be welcome. As will be donations of the financial kind.Margaret Blakers (above) presented the event at Docklands
Clare Ozich, Charlie Wood, Melanie Lowe & Peter Christoff formed the discussion panel
Join Ellen Sandell and Adam Bandt and call on Premier Daniel Andrews to make Melbourne safe for cyclists. We urgently need more investment in safer cycling infrastructure and driver education programs.
Dear Premier Daniel Andrews,
Last Friday, Melbourne received some devastating news about the death of a young man, Alberto Paulon. He was killed on his way to work when an opening car door knocked him off his bike into the path of a truck on Sydney Rd.
It’s time to have a serious conversation about doing what it take to make Melbourne safe for cyclists. We know that cycling is important for Melbourne’s liveability and that it helps reduce congestion, pollution and to keep our city moving.
We need the vision to back cycling for the future and make sure cyclists are safe on Melbourne roads.
We call on you to make Melbourne safe for cyclists by:
- funding a TAC public awareness campaign on dooring and safe driving around cyclists;
- approving separated bike lanes on Sydney Rd, Flemington Rd, Royal Parade and St Kilda Rd; and
- investing in an integrated bike lane network that is safe and goes where people need to go.