[YarraBUG-list] Fwd: Bicycle Advisory Committee minutes + Council Plan + Bike forum

Yarra Bicycle Users Group enquiries at yarrabug.org
Tue Apr 2 13:31:36 AEDT 2013

FYI - follow up & minutes from Yarra BAC Meeting,

News of local cycling courses:

1. Robyn Alexander distributed an information sheet on bike mechanic 
courses offered by Bicycle Training Australia and announced that the 
not-for-profit organisation will have a new home at Victoria Park in 
Abbotsford in the new financial year.
for info on the courses.

2. Austcycle training will available in Richmond in May and June:

3. The legacy of Professor Frank Fisher, the late Yarra resident and 
well-respected environmental campaigner, is continuing with a new short 
course on safe commuter cycling. See the Tao of City Cycling flyer attached.

4. Come along to a Bicycle Forum on 17 April for an update on the City 
of Melbourne's bike plan: 

5. Also see below for details about a Cyclist Safety Forum organised by 
Institute of Transportation Engineers for Wednesday 24 April 2013 at the 
Richmond Town Hall from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

cheers & happy riding :)

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Bicycle Advisory Committee minutes + Council Plan + Bike forum
Date: 	Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:45:56 +1100
From: 	Marfurt, Heidi <Heidi.Marfurt at yarracity.vic.gov.au>



Hi all

Thanks again for your input last Wednesday. Minutes from last week's 
meeting have now been published at:


Attachments cited in the minutes are attached here.

*Next meeting*

Our next meeting is in the Mayor's Room, Fitzroy Town Hall, 6.30--8pm, 
22 May. Based on your feedback, I propose that we dedicate the May 
meeting to following up on Item 1.3 from last week's meeting  i.e. Yarra 
Bicycle Strategy -- what we've achieved and future focus.

*Another opportunity to have your say*

I would also like to draw your attention to the new draft Council Plan 
that will soon be available for comment. It is expected to be on public 
exhibition online and at all customer service centres and libraries from 
17 April for 28 days. You are invited to read the draft Council Plan and 
contribute ideas and comments on how it can be improved to best reflect 
aspirations for Yarra. You can find out more about Council's draft 
Budget and draft Council Plan at upcoming joint community information 

Session 1  Wednesday 8 May from 12.30pm -- 2pm at Fitzroy Town Hall (201 
Napier Street)
Session 2  Thursday 9 May from 5.30pm -- 7pm at Richmond Town Hall (333 
Bridge Road)

For further information about the draft Council Plan, contact Ross 
Goeman, Manager Community & Corporate Planning on 9205 5397 or at 
Ross.Goeman at yarracity.vic.gov.au <mailto:Ross.Goeman at yarracity.vic.gov.au>

Bike forum you might be interested in *

The Institute of Transportation Engineers is holding forum in Yarra in a 
couple of weeks and members of the public are invited to attend. 
Bookings are essential and will soon be open online at 

*/Cyclist Safety Forum/*

A Cyclist Safety Forum is scheduled for Wednesday 24 April 2013 at the 
Richmond Town Hall from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

Potential speakers are from:

·VicRoads: bicycle planning in growth areas

·Victoria Police

·O'Brien Traffic: left turn slip lanes

·Bicycle Network Victoria

·VicRoads: bicycles through roundabouts

·Amy Gillet Foundation

·Cycling Victoria

·Deakin University

·City of Boroondara




Heidi Marfurt
Sustainable Transport Officer

City of Yarra PO Box 168 RICHMOND 3121

Wednesday, Thursday and alternate Mondays

*T* (03) 9205 5734 *F* (03) 8417 6666

*E*heidi.marfurt at yarracity.vic.gov.au 
<mailto:heidi.marfurt at yarracity.vic.gov.au>*W* www.yarracity.vic.gov.au 

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