[YarraBUG-list] Fwd: Back to BAC! - first meeting this week (20 Feb)

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Mon Feb 18 20:48:37 AEDT 2013

FYI - first BAC Meeting for 2013 on Wednesday night.

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Subject: 	Back to BAC! - first meeting this week (20 Feb)
Date: 	Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:47:44 +1100
From: 	Marfurt, Heidi <Heidi.Marfurt at yarracity.vic.gov.au>
To: 	Marfurt, Heidi <Heidi.Marfurt at yarracity.vic.gov.au>
CC: 	Simnett, Kate <Kate.Simnett at yarracity.vic.gov.au>

Hi all

The time has come for our first BAC meeting of the year. We're meeting 
from 6.30pm to 8pm this Wed 20 Feb, usual location, Mayor's Room, 
Fitzroy Town Hall. Please enter via the courtyard (access off  Moor St) 
and press Functions and Events buzzer.

The agenda for the meeting has now been published at: 

*A few notes about the agenda:*

Item 2.1 -- Alistair McDonald will speak about the report on Brunswick 
St/St Georges Rd route being presented to Council tomorrow evening. The 
report can be found at:

(it's the one called "Options for Improving Bicycle Facilities"). And 
here's an abridged version provided by Alistair for your convenience:

After an appraisal of the existing conditions including current cyclists 
movements, injury history and road design a number of options for 
improvement will be provided to council including

1.Temporary line marking to separate the tram/traffic lane from the bike 
lane as a interim measure before re-sheeting the road

2.Re-sheet of the road over 2-3 years starting next financial year

3.Implement improved line marking design to be conducted as part of item 
2 above

4.Remove bluestone on the northbound carriageway between the Leicester 
Street and Alexandra Parade to be conducted as part of item 2 above

5.Investigate an innovative line marking treatment such as that proposed 
on Chapel and Glenferrie Rd to reduce the incidence of doorings

6.Provide a better connection from St Georges Rd to Capital City Trail 
including a slip lane and improvements to the width of the St Georges St 
signalised crossing

7.Install a new bike lane in both directions to the north of Victoria Parade

8.Install a new bike lane in both direction adjacent to the Fitzroy 
Bowls Club at the confluence of Brunswick Street and St Georges Road

9.Advocate for a speed reduction to 30km/hr to the south of Alexandra

10.Advocate for a speed reduction to 40km/hr to the north of Alexandra

11.Add additional green paint at intersections where it is missing or 
increase the amount of green paint at other intersections

12.Increase the number of illuminated speed signs

13.Investigate the effectiveness of the Clearway and No Standing 
restrictions on Brunswick St/St Georges Road

14.Install early head start signals at Holden and Scotchmer Street

15.Investigate road metering to reduce the number of cars using the road.

We've been forced to carry forward a couple of items due to full agenda 
, namely " Cyclist behaviour at Clifton Hill Station, Rushall Station 
and Victoria Pde (north side)" and "Cyclist speeds on shared paths."

*Bicycle works update *

As promised, our regular update accompanying the agenda. Most of these 
are covered on the agenda if you have any questions.


Linear Park -- Shared path upgrade, Bowen Crescent to Lygon St.  The 
existing asphalt shared path will be upgraded to a 3m wide concrete 
shared path.  The links to Park street will also be improved.  Soon to 
go out to tender.

On-street bike parking corrals -- new on-street corral at 72 Rose 
street, Fitzroy, installed prior to Christmas.

Lennox Street between Highett St and Bridge Rd -- road reconstruction, 
including  southbound bike lane and northbound sharrows, within next 
3--4 weeks.

Young St between Alexandra Pde and Westgarth St -- contraflow bike lane, 
possibly within next 2 weeks.

Following item from last update is yet to be implemented due to the 
Jacques development planning to resurface the road as part of their works:

Coppin St -- linemarking of bike lanes between Highett St and Bridge Rd 
has been refreshed with addition of bufferzone next to bike lane 
(similar to Pigdon St)

Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday



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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