[YarraBUG-list] [Fwd: [vicbugchat] sustainable transport rally at Melb Town Hall to "welcome" the new Council]

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Wed Dec 10 19:39:43 AEDT 2008

fyi - contact Anna at MorelandBUG if you wish to get involved:
convenor at morelandbug.org

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Subject: [vicbugchat] sustainable transport rally at Melb Town Hall to
"welcome" the new Council
From:    "nikdow" <nik at nikdow.net>
Date:    Wed, December 10, 2008 6:35 pm
To:      vicbugchat at yahoogroups.com

Reposted from Moreland Bug:

Phuong and I [Anna] are helping to organise a sustainable transport
rally outside the Melbourne Town Hall this coming Tuesday 16th Dec, to
welcome the new Lord Mayor to his first Council meeting and let him
know that we don't support his plan to allow cars back into Swanston
St. The council meeting starts at 5:30, so the rally will begin at 5pm
to make sure Mr Doyle and his fellow councillors get an
ear-and-eye-full of us before they head into the meeting.

During the council meeting, some councillors are planning to put
forward a motion to have a range of options canvassed for Swanston St
- one of which would be reopening it to cars, while others would focus
on making it a bike, pedestrian and tram friendly route. It will be
important for council to know that there is a loud and proud bike
community that wants sustainable transport to be front and centre in
the City of Melbourne, which is the purpose of the rally.

The media will be there and Jeremy Rawlins, whose wife Carolyn was
killed on Swanston St earlier this year, will address the rally.
Tomorrow I will send through a flyer that you can email round to your
networks; in the meantime, just pop the date into your diary and let
me know if you'd like to help out - we'll need a few people on the day
to act as marshalls, making sure that the rally doesn't venture onto
the tram tracks, as well as some people to hand out flyers along major
cycling routes in the lead up to Tuesday.

Cheers, Anna


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