[YarraBUG-list] YarraBUG News: April 2021

YarraBUG Admin admin at yarrabug.org
Sat Apr 17 19:36:30 AEST 2021

Hi all,

Here's a update on local cycling news & issues, including recent 
YarraBUG Radio podcasts, your support is needed for a southbound 
protected bicycle lane on Brunswick Street and ongoing feedback needed 
for cycling projects.

Apologies for this email being link heavy as there's quite a bit to read 
and listen ;)

Also this Sunday 18 April 2021 is E-Cargo Bike Demo Day at Edinburgh 
Gardens, near the playground between 10am-2pm:

*_YarraBUG Radio on 3CR_*

Talking to Jurgen Heikamp about e-cargo bikes & more:

Talking to Tom Flood about riding with kids, cycling advocacy, car 
culture + more:

Bike moments, autumn and supporting active transport:

30 Please: a campaign to reduce speed limits on Australian streets:


*_Your Support is Needed_*

The next Yarra council meeting on 20 April 2021 will vote on a 
southbound protected bicycle lane on Brunswick Street approaching 
Victoria Parade alongside other tram improvement works.

This is a relatively small but important joint project between Yarra 
Council and Department of Transport and no doubt many of you would of 
ridden along new seperated cycling lanes, where City of Melbourne 
partnered with Department of Transport;

For additional details, refer to page 46-53, Item 8.4: Brunswick Street 
- Part time tram lane and bicycle upgrades:

Quote from DoT proposal (page 51):
"27. Install a new protected bike lane on the approach to Victoria 
Parade (Figure 4) and reducing conflict between bikes and turning 
vehicles, by:
(a) removing the kerb-side traffic lane for 60m on the approach to 
Victoria Parade;
(b) installing a protected bike lane for approximately 60m on the 
approach to the intersection;
(c) removing three parking bays on the approach to the bike lane;
(d) banning left-turns for vehicles from Brunswick Street into Victoria 
Parade, and
(e) continuing the protected bike lanes through the centre-median on 
Victoria Parade."

*_Some suggestions about what you can tell Yarra Council_*

- Riding conditions at the southbound corner of Brunswick Street and 
Victoria Parade must be improved as many find it a narrow pitch point, 
very daunting and vulnerable road users should be protected,
- You support a southbound protected bicycle lane make this area safer 
for bicycle riders,
- Any suggestions, observations you have about riding in the area.

_*Please contact council by by 5pm Monday 19 April 2021*__*

Yarra Council Mayor: Gabrielle.deVietri at yarracity.vic.gov.au
Nichols Ward Councillors: Nichollswardcouncillors at yarracity.vic.gov.au
Herschel Landes: Herschel.Landes at yarracity.vic.gov.au

You can watch the meeting online from 7pm: 

_*Ongoing Bicycle Projects and Trials - Support & Feedback is Needed*_

Making Space In Yarra: https://yoursayyarra.com.au/makingspace

Park Street pop-up bike lane, Fitzroy North: 

Trialling a safer Elizabeth Street: 

Heidelberg Road Pop-up Bike Lanes: 

Save the Heidelberg Road bike lanes! 

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