Make cycling easy in SE Melbourne …. Open Public Forum

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?

Panel Speakers:

 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 gleneirabug@gmail.com

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