[YarraBUG-list] Fwd: Wellington Street Copenhagen Bicycle Lane Council Resolution

YarraBUG Admin admin at yarrabug.org
Thu Nov 28 12:42:11 AEDT 2013

Hi all,

Last Tuesday 19 November 2013, the long planned for Wellington St lanes 
hit opposition at Yarra Council, please read below (scroll down) for 
Wellington Street Copenhagen Bicycle Lane Council Resolution.

We need people to attend the next Yarra Council meeting on 17 December 
2013 to show the huge support this proposed lane has with the local 
community, so be prepared to make your views known during Public 
Question Time, bring all your friends and banners or signage ;)

Melbourne Leader: Yarra Council's 'Copenhagen' bike lanes plan for 
Wellington St, Collingwood could cripple Wet on Wellington gay baths. 
Nic Price. 20 November 2013.

We need people to contact Councillors - especially those who voted 
against Wellington Street Advisory Group recommendations.

Those Councillors are:

Voted Against: Cr Roberto Colanzi, 0428 328 904, 9205 5055, e: 
Roberto.Colanzi at yarracity.vic.gov.au
Voted Against: Cr Cr Geoff Barbour, 9205 5055, 0438 034 241, e: 
Geoff.Barbour at yarracity.vic.gov.au
Voted Against: Cr Simon Huggins, 0419 581 469, 9205 5055, e: 
Simon.Huggins at yarracity.vic.gov.au
Voted Against: Cr Phillip Vlahogiannis 0428 323 916, e: 
Phillip.Vlahogiannis at yarracity.vic.gov.au
Abstained: Cr Jackie Fristacky 9205 5055, 0412 597 794, e: 
Jackie.Fristacky at yarracity.vic.gov.au

December 2013 Council Meetings - Tuesday, 17 December 2013, 7.00pm - 
Richmond Town Hall, 333 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Some information to include or consider when contacting Councillors:*

Background: "Council's aim is for Yarra to double the rate of residents 
cycling to work from 6.4% to 15% by 2015. In 2009 Council adopted the 
Bicycle Strategy 2010-2015 to establish a long-term vision for cycling 
in Yarra."

 From SydneyCycleways: Economic Research:

Why Bicyclists Are Better Customers Than Drivers for Local Business:

How Bicycling Is Transforming Business

Bicycles Are Good For Business

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Wellington Street Copenhagen Bicycle Lane Council Resolution
Date: 	Tue, 26 Nov 2013 10:41:54 +1100
From: 	McDonald, Alistair <Alistair.McDonald at yarracity.vic.gov.au>

Dear Wellington Street Stakeholders,

Council considered the report on the Wellington Street Advisory Group 
recommendations on Tuesday 19 November 2013.  A copy of the report is 
attached, and outlines the mitigation actions proposed by the Wellington 
Street Advisory Group and Council officers' comments on the proposed 
actions.  Most of the actions proposed by the Wellington Street Advisory 
Group were supported by council officers with two exceptions, which did 
not conform with current Council policies.

The officer recommendations proposed in the report were considered by 
Council, but were not passed.

An alternative resolution was proposed and carried, which has been 
attached: /"That a further report on this matter be brought back to the 
17 December Council meeting outlining the consequences for the Bicycle 
Strategy of not proceeding with the Wellington Street Copenhagen lanes 
at this time."/

Further information on the December Council report will be provided 
closer to the date.   It is expected that the report to be presented at 
the Council meeting on the 17 December 2013 at 7pm at the Richmond Town 
Hall. The report will be available on the Council website at 
on the 13 December 2013.  Members of the community are welcome to attend 
the Council Meeting and can make verbal submissions.

For further information on the project I can be contacted on 9205 5737 
or via email.

*Alistair McDonald*

Bicycle Strategy Project Manager                 __o

City of Yarra  PO Box 168 Richmond 3121            `\<,

*P *(03) 9205 5737 *F*  (03) 8417 6666 . . . ( * ) / ( * )

*E *alistair.mcdonald at yarracity.vic.gov.au 
<mailto:nathan.hood at yarracity.vic.gov.au>*W*www.yarracity.vic.gov.au 

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