[YarraBUG-list] YarraBUG News - June 2014

YarraBUG Admin admin at yarrabug.org
Fri Jun 13 17:47:16 AEST 2014

Hi everyone,

First up - reporting good news from Yarra Councils Special Budget 
meeting from Tuesday night - the funding for the Rushall station bypass 
was passed with amendments.

/"Following community feedback, Council has deferred plans for a 
$650,000 shared pathway connecting Merri Creek Trail to Rushall Reserve.
Council will conduct further community consultation on this project 
before making any further decision."

/The future consultation is important - this is where your contributions 
will be vital!/
$500k was also approved for the Wellington Street "Copenhagen" Lanes in 


Thank you all so much for all your emails and correspondence to Yarra 
Council - as they received a *lot of feedback* this week about the need 
for an appropriate (and much overdue) bypass to the Rushall Station 

*1. 3CR Radiothon - 2-16 June 2014*
Subscribe or donate (or both!) to YarraBUG Radio to get us to our $1000 
Radiothon target and keep us and 3CR onair!

Join the Resistance: http://www.3cr.org.au/news/join-resistance-donate-3cr

Make a tax-deductible donation online at www.3cr.org.au/support, or by 
calling 3CR on (03) 9419 8377, or send a cheque or money order payable 
to 'Community Radio Federation Ltd' PO Box 1277 Collingwood 3066.

When you contact 3CR with your contribution, please state your donation 
is for YarraBUG Radio. You have chance of giveaways from the list of 
goodies below, so listen in over the next couple of programs :)

- Five double passes to "Rising from Ashes" from Classic Cinema in 
- $50 gift certificates from Abbotsford Cycles and Velo Electric,
- Service voucher from Commuter Cycles,
- Treadlie magazine subscriptions.

*2. Latest 3CR podcasts

*YarraBUG Radio Show #289 Monday 9th June 2014
We interview Omar Khalifa from Australian Cyclists Party, discuss the 
proposed Lilydale trail extension

YarraBUG Radio Show #288 Monday 2nd June 2014
Interview with Nik Dow of Freestyle Cyclists, discuss Velo-city Global 
Conference held in Adelaide last week
*3. Lock, Shop and Latte - Saturday 14 June 2014

**Look out for City of Yarra officers on Queens **Parade tomorrow 
(Saturday 14 June) with prizes and giveaways*
Lock Shop and Latte logoShopping by bicycle is more convenient than ever 
thanks to the increasing number of bike parking spaces in local shopping 
strips throughout Yarra.
Council has installed an additional 218 bike parking spaces in shopping 
strips and popular café precincts over the last two years.
In 2014, 25 rails were installed in Brunswick Street (Fitzroy) and most 
recently, another 30 hoops were added in Queens Parade (Clifton Hill). 
Facilities in Swan Street and Bridge Road, Richmond will be reviewed in 
the 2014/15 financial year.

By providing more bike parking, Council wants to make it easier to for 
cyclists to get to shopping strips by bike and to park them conveniently 
so they do not clutter the footpath or disturb pedestrians.
In other words, we're encouraging cyclists who visit shopping strips to 
dismount from their bikes and Lock, Shop and Latte!
More at: 

*4. Section of Drummond Street, Carlton to close for construction works*
The City of Melbourne is completing major construction works around 
Neill Street Reserve in Carlton, which will affect cycling conditions in 
the local area.

The works will occur from mid-June 2014 to April 2015 and will involve 
constructing a community square, multi-use sports courts and other open 
space improvements.
The shared cycling and pedestrian path between Drummond Street, Carlton 
(immediately south of Princes St) and Palmerston Street will be closed 
for the duration of the works.
Cyclists are encouraged to use an alternative route onto Rathdowne 
Street, using either Lee Street, North Carlton, or Colgan Street, 
Carlton. Please note that Colgan Street is currently closed, but is 
expected to be open for public use after 16 June 2014.

For further general information about the project, view the document below:
Improvements to Neill Street Reserve - City of Melbourne (1.13 MB)

For further information, contact the City of Melbourne on 9658 9658 or 
email: urbanlandscapes at melbourne.vic.gov.au
More at: 

*5. Detours on Main Yarra Trail in Abbotsford until late June*
A section of the Main Yarra Trail at Abbotsford will remain closed until 
late June for Parks Victoria works.
The section of path that runs between Walmer Street and Victoria Road 
was expected to reopen on 16 May but will remain closed to cyclists and 
pedestrians while Parks Victoria carries out urgent works to replace 
deteriorated timber decking.
Parks Victoria have advised that the works uncovered further problems 
that required the order of special materials, extending the closure.
Cracks have also been identified in a bluestone wall near the path so 
the wall will be rebuilt as part of the works.
Signage indicating detours will be place during the works.
Detours for cyclists will head down Burnley and Crown streets to rejoin 
the trail, while pedestrians will be able to rejoin the trail from 
Victoria Street, at entry points next to the Victoria Street Bridge.
The closed section of the path is expected to re-open on Friday 27 June.**
*Parks Victoria will keep the community informed of progress as more 
information becomes available.
For more information about these works, please contact Parks Victoria's 
Matt Hoogland, Ranger in Charge, Waterways on 9426 4626 or 
matthew.hoogland at parks.vic.gov.au.
More at: 

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