[YarraBUG-list] Return state bicycle funding for Victorian cyclists!

Yarra Bicycle Users Group enquiries at yarrabug.org
Thu Jun 7 22:42:15 AEST 2012

*Bike Budget - Bring it Back - Thursday 21 June - Ride in together!*

No doubt many of you would of heard of the massive funding shortfall for 
cycling infrastructure in the 2012 Victorian State Budget.  On Saturday 
12 May, representatives of several Victorian BUGs met and discussed 
strategies and plans for a upcoming campaign to renew, restore and 
replan bicycle funding in Victoria. Bicycle Network Victoria have 
organised a rally on the morning of *Thursday 21st June at Parliament 
House between 7.30 - 8.30am.*

*Meet up with your fellow riders from the north at the Dan O'Connell, 
corner Princes & Canning Street, starting at 7am & we'll ride in 
together to Parliament House in Spring Street.*

Yarra BUG: Return state bicycle funding for Victorian cyclists!

*Melbourne & Moreland BUGs are also organising rides to Parliament House 
in Spring Street.*

Bike Budget Rally - Northside REPRESENT!
Thursday, 21 June 2012 - Coburg Train Station at 6.15am, with a 6.30am 
sharp departure time.

Moreland BUG: Riding together from Brunny to the Bike Budget Rally
Meet at Cafe L'Amour, 76 Lygon St, Brunswick East at 7am and ride in 
together along Canning St

Melb BUG: Bring Back Bike Funding - Rally!

BNV: Bike Budget - Bring it Back

In the midst of the Victorian government only funding $5m for existing 
programs and the rest of the VicRoads bicycle infrastructure funding 
being scrapped, the WA government have increased their annual state 
budget to $28m, let alone Melbourne City Council funding almost $5m for 
their entire cycling budget.

The Victorian State Budget not only cut bicycle infrastructure funding 
but also massive reduction to TAFE funding - also impacting upon bicycle 
mechanic courses, which have had their funding reduced by 40% and now 
deemed a "lifestyle course"




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