[YarraBUG-list] Yarra Ride2Work Day tomorrow, Bike Blackspot App Launch & Bike Meetup + more

Yarra Bicycle Users Group enquiries at yarrabug.org
Tue Oct 13 19:44:37 AEDT 2015

Hi all,

It's Ride to Work on tomorrow morning!  Also do you have a inner 
Melbourne bike-related event coming up? Or you know of upcoming road or 
shared path works around Yarra?
Please let us know & we’ll add them to this public calendar to get the 
word out:


Check out our new links for City of Yarra resources, cycling routes 
around Yarra, local bicycle shops, workshops, bike sheds, social rides, 
clubs, BUGs and cycling groups and more:


*1. Recent Yarra BUG Radio podcasts on 3CR*

  * Building bridges for Australian bicycle infrastructure:
  * Northern Exposure – bike touring in Norway:
  * Bike Curious in Yarra + Projector Bike around Melbourne:
  * Time to spring back on your bike: http://www.yarrabug.org/radio/?p=2007


2. From City of Yarra: Yarra Rides2Work 2015*
This year’s National Ride2Work Day is on Wednesday, 14 October 2015, and 
Yarra is planning another great city-wide celebration!
The Yarra Rides2Work program supports local workplaces, organisations 
and community groups to host their own events in celebration of the 
national event.
In 2015, Council is set again to provide free advice, promotional 
material, prizes and fruit boxes to participating local workplaces, 
universities and other event hosts.
For more information about National Ride2Work Day, visit 

Current list of public events  - the following organisations invite you 
to attend their Yarra Rides2Work breakfast on 14 October from 
7:30am-9:00am. All are welcome to attend!

  * Abbotsford Convent at 1-16 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067
  * Bendigo Bank, Clifton Hill  at 101/103 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill
    VIC 3068
  * Fitzroy Swimming Pool at 160 Alexandra Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065
  * North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House at 20 Solly Ave, Princes
    Hill VIC 3054
  * Burnley Golf Course at 102 Madden Grove, Burnley VIC 3121
  * Yarra Leisure at Fitzroy Swimming Pool – 160 Alexandra Parade,
    Fitzroy VIC 3065

More at: 

*3. Parts of Yarra Trail closed for maintenance
*Sections of the Main Yarra Trail will be closed for maintenance work 
between Tuesday, 6 October and Tuesday, 27 October. The work is being 
undertaken on the Cremorne Rail bridge by Fitzgerald Constructions. 
Alternative routes will be provided throughout this time, and it is 
expected the work will cause minimal disruptions to both pedestrians and 
cyclists. The footpath underneath the bridge will be closed from 
Tuesday, 6 October until Thursday, 15 October. The shared path on the 
northern side of the bridge will be closed between 10am – 3pm on the 
following dates: Wednesday, 14 October,  Thursday, 15 October, Monday, 
26 October, Tuesday, 27 October

Parks Victoria has ensured there is signage installed along the river 
trail for alternative routes throughout this time. As this is not a 
Council project, for more information please contact Rory Fitzgerald at 
Fitzgerald Constructions on 03 9687 5959 or 
rory at fitzgeraldconstructions.com.au*.

More at: 

**4. From Senator Janet Rice: Bike Blackspot App Launch & Bike Meetup - 
Saturday 17 October
**10am - 11am, 17 October, Linear Park, intersection of Park St and 
Canning St, Carlton North*
*Cyclists around Australia are fed up with being endangered, ignored and 
neglected by governments. All bike riders can now share your experiences 
of our nation’s Bike Blackspots and help us demonstrate why cycling 
funding is urgently needed.
Ride down and join Senator Janet Rice for a bike meet-up to launch the 
Greens' new and improved Bike Blackspot App - for iPhone and Android. 
Together we can build the case for substantial and sustained funding for 
cycling infrastructure across Australia, by reporting potential 
improvements and danger zones in our local areas. The meet-up and launch 
will be held in the park beside the bike path, where Park St and Canning 
St intersect. Bring your bike - all welcome!*

More at: http://victoria.greens.org.au/bike_blackspot_app_launch:


5. University of Melbourne Survey: Making Cycling More Gender Inclusive 
- survey closes this Friday 16 October*
In Australian cities such as Melbourne, women are consistently 
under-represented among cyclists. There is evidence that this is due to 
various factors which make cycling attractive or suitable only to a 
minority of the population. This is is not the case in cities with 
significantly higher cycling mode share, such as in Germany, Denmark and 
the Netherlands. Previous research has suggested that one of the most 
significant of these factors is the perception of cycling as an unsafe 

This research aims to assess gender differences in perceptions of safety 
in relation to cycling and what contributes to this in order to propose 
how cycling in Melbourne may be made more gender inclusive, and 
therefore increase the amount of people who cycle. This survey will ask 
you about some elements of your cycling behaviour and perceptions of 
safety while cycling. It is not expected to take more than five minutes. 
You will also be asked whether you would be willing to participate in an 
interview at a later stage. Participation in the interview is voluntary 
and you are encouraged to complete the survey even if you do not want to 
participate in the interview.

This survey is part of a study being conducted by Dr John Stone 
(supervisor) and Alexander Sheko (masters student) of the Faculty of 
Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. This 
project will form part of Alexander's masters thesis and has been 
approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee. The researchers 
gratefully acknowledge the support and assistance of Bicycle Network 
with this project.

More at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/melbbike

***6. Petition - Build a Bridge over Merri Creek between Ceres and 
Beavers Road*
Students living in Darebin and studying at Brunswick East Primary school 
need a safe route to walk / cycle to school. They are currently forced 
to cross on the busy, dangerous Arthurton Rd road bridge.
Darebin residents living between Arthurton Rd and Normanby Ave need to 
be able to safely access the Merri Creek open space and Ceres.
Moreland and Darebin residents need safe east -west bicycle connections
A shared bridge for cyclists and pedestrians would connect the Northcote 
and East Brunswick communities

More at: 

*Listen to Yarra Bicycle Users Group Radio <http://www.yarrabug.org/radio/>*
*Every Monday morning 10am on 3CR 855AM Community Radio 
**web <http://www.yarrabug.org/>**  | **facebook 
<https://www.facebook.com/YarraBUGRadio/>**| **twitter 
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