[YarraBUG-list] October news updates

Yarra Bicycle Users Group enquiries at yarrabug.org
Wed Oct 31 12:09:39 AEDT 2007

Errata to last nights news, read a great article in The Age today about
the work Bill & Joel are doing at Human Powered:




Several local items news for your perusal. Please contact Bill if you
can help out with the Bikes for Asylum Seekers program and also show
your support by coming along to Moreland BUG's fund raiser tomorrow
night. More details below.

Also is anyone having problems filling in the BV Bike Scope survey sent
this afternoon? If you are, please let BV know or inform the list here
as well.

Related Bike Scope article via City of Yarra:

Charlie has alerted us to a concrete barrier being put in on Church St
Bridge by VicRoads (between Yarra & Stonnington) She has contacted
VicRoads regarding the works, the responsible officer is Paul Sklepic:
Ph: 9313 1102. email: paul.sklepicATroads.vic.gov.au.

Charlie mentions: I emphasized that this solid concrete barrier will
have implications for other bridge users (cyclists and pedestrians) that
seem not to have been taken into consideration, it is apparently to stop
errant vehicles careering off the road, smashing through the parapet
wall and ending up on Citylink!

See images here of the proposed work:

If you have concerns about this work, please contact VicRoads
*immediately* as the concrete coursework is being finished soon.

Now onto happier news ... here's pix of the recent Yarra Ride to Work
Day at Victoria Gardens:

More news:

- Bikes for Asylum Seekers
- Triplets of Belleville film night
- News from Yarra Climate Action Now
- Vote4Cycling - Bicycles in this Election
- Call-out for volunteers for the Bicycle Film Festival

1. Bikes for Asylum Seekers
A six week program for clients of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
Hosted by Human Powered Industries in Brunswick - www.humanpowered.com.au

The course will cover maintenance skills, riding skills, road skills. It
runs on Sunday afternoons, starting 21st October, 1pm at 38 Harrison
Street, Brunswick East. Each session will include catering, often a
picnic on the road. There will be helpers from Human Powered, the Asylum
Seeker Resource Centre, Free Bike Fix, Yarra BUG, ex-Melbourne bicycle
police and more. But! We still need more volunteers. If you can help or
for more information please contact Bill - bill at humanpowered.com.au or
0422 378 989.


Yarra Bicycle Users Group
PO Box 253
Clifton Hill VIC 3068
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Abbotsford, Alphington, Burnley, Carlton North,
Clifton Hill, Cremorne, Collingwood, Fairfield,
Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Princes Hill, Richmond
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