[YarraBUG-list] YarraBUG Newsletter: Your Support needed by 10am Thursday 24 June 2021

Yarra Bicycle Users Group enquiries at yarrabug.org
Wed Jun 23 18:29:41 AEST 2021

Hi all,

Thank you so much to everyone who contacted Yarra Council in support of 
a new southbound protected bicycle lane on Brunswick Street at Victoria 
Parade alongside the tram improvement works.

This item was passed unanimously at the Yarra Council meeting on 20 
April 2021, Brunswick Street works have now commenced, see these notices 
for additional information and contact details:


_*Now onto where your support is needed - and apologies for the very 
short notice!*_

The special Yarra Council budget meeting for Thursday 24 June 2021 
includes a *Notice of Motion in Support for Additional Cycling 
Infrastructure (Item 9.1)*. This calls for additional support from 
Victoria State Government, including enhancing the Heidelberg Road popup 
bike lanes trial and building at least 15km of additional protected 
bikelanes and enhanced bicycle infrastructure in Yarra within two years 
as part of the State Government’s commitment to 100km of new and 
improved bike routes across inner Melbourne suburbs.

'Pop-up Bike Lanes: We’re installing 100 hundred kilometres of new and 
improved bike routes across key inner-Melbourne suburbs to make it 
easier and safer for people to ride to and from the CBD'

Agenda of Council Meeting - Thursday, 24 June 2021

Item 9.1: Notice of Motion in Support for Additional Cycling 
Infrastructure: agenda extract of pages 35 & 36:

_*Making a verbal submission (speaking) at Yarra Council meeting*_
**If you want to speak in support of Item 9.1, please register your 
intent to make a verbal submission by TOMORROW - 10am Thursday 24 June 

Here's the registration form link:

The Yarra Council meeting is online via Microsoft Teams from 7pm, so 
it’s easy to participate from home and details of how to join will be 
emailed once you have registered.

Speaking time is usually limited to five minutes although a one - two 
minute submission is ok.

If you don’t get an email or anything confirming your registration, 
please call or email the Yarra Council Governance Team know your intent 
to participate, ph: 9205 5302 email: councilbusiness at yarracity.vic.gov.au
*__*Writing to Councillors*_

If you want to send an email to Yarra Councillors 
(crs at yarracity.vic.gov.au) in favour of Item 9.1 prior to tomorrows 
Yarra Council Meeting, please send a concise outline of why you support 
it to, especially if you already ride the Heidelberg Road popup bike 
lanes trial and live nearby.

Thank you!

The YarraBUG Team

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