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October 2022 - in this newsletter:

  • Latest YarraBUG Radio podcasts
  • Anniversary Trail Survey
  • Gipps Street Ramps followup
  • Walmer Street Bridge works and possible replacement
  • News, Rides and Events

Do you know of something bike related coming up? Let us know so it can be included in our next newsletter

Oct 2022: Aftermath of flooding along Merri Creek under Arthurton Road, Brunswick EastOct 2022: Aftermath of flooding along Merri Creek under Arthurton Road, Brunswick East

Latest Yarra BUG Radio podcasts

Listen in: on Monday 31 October, Faith and Val will be talking to Alison McCormack, the new CEO of Bicycle Network.

24 Oct: Climate change impacts on Naarm Melbourne's shared paths: talking to Steven & Daniel about their experiences cycling on Naarm Melbournes extensive shared trails network after yet another extreme weather event in October 2022

10 Oct: Critical Mass Narrm Melbourne + Micromobility Conference & Expo: Phil Latz from the Micromobility Report about the upcoming Micromobility Conference and Micromobility Expo on 25 - 26 November 2022 in Sydney. Listen carefully as Phil provides a secret discount code for volunteer cycling advocates wanting to attend the conference!

3 Oct: Brompton Australia - the little bike that is a big deal:  Faith and Val are joined in the studio at 3CR by Martin Tse and Malachi Moxon of Brompton Australia

26 Sept: Brunswick Bike Shed + Critical Mass returns to Naarm Melbourne: Charis chats to Jasmine from the Brunswick Bike Shed and Pierre from BikeWest about reintroducing Critical Mass rides


Anniversary Trail, improving connectivity at Toorak Road

Off to the east of Yarra but extremely important for shared trails connectivity: VicRoads have a survey for four options for the Anniversary/Outer Circle Trail crossing of Toorak Road between Summerhill and Lithgow/Highfield Roads

Survey closes Friday 28 October - fill in the Anniversary/Outer Circle Trail survey here:

Of the options, Option 4, the bridge, is the only one that

  • Provides a safe direct Anniversary Trail crossing without impacting traffic,
  • Eliminates the dangerous crossing at Summerhill Road,
  • Doesn't contribute to tram delays,
  • Eliminates the very steep climb/decent through the car park north of Toorak Road,
  • Removes conflict between bikes and businesses in the Hartwell shopping centre,
  • Provides a safe route for local children to ride and walk to school.


Gipps Street Ramps


Walmer Street Bridge works and possible replacement?

Boroondara Council work on the northern land bridge continues but whatever happened to a new Walmer Street bridge crossing the Yarra between Abbotsford and Kew?

You may recall the Walmer Street Bridge Coalition community campaign a few years back which was stymied by heritage listing of the existing bridge structure. Currently City of Boroondara are building a new northern land bridge approach to the old bridge and the recently adopted Boroondara Bicycle Strategy makes mention of advocating for a new river connection in the area

Yarra Bicycle Users Group welcomes support from candidates standing in the 2022 State Election to get this important connection planned, funded then built for all users - as calls for a Walmer Street Bridge replacement go back to the 1990s.



News, Rides and Events

New group in the inner north: Streets Alive Darebin is a local initiative for creating safe, accessible streets

State Election next month: Greens announce climate friendly transport policy with "more separated bike lanes, safer footpaths and pedestrian crossings"

Speaking of the upcoming State Election: Streets Alive Yarra video of Meet the Richmond Candidates at Amora Hotel, 26 Sept 2022

Thur 3 Nov: ABS: Online 2021 Census data seminar on Australia's journey to work. The seminar will provide insights into how working Australians adapted to stay at home restrictions and what modes of transport were utilised by those who travelled to work.

Sat 29 Oct: Halloween Kidical Mass - Bike Ride for Climate, 10am, Carlton Gardens, for a brief-in, to deck our bikes and other rolling vehicles, and then we will start riding! We will go veeery slowly, on the road, with music and chants. Experienced adults will be here to ensure the security of everyone involved

Sun 30 Oct: Great Greater Glider Ride: 11am - 2pm, Black Spark Cultural Centre, 235a St George Road, Join us on Sunday 30 Oct for a fun bike ride around Northcote creating a strava art Greater Glider. Meet forest lovers and learn about this special creature that is threatened by logging and how your vote can help protect its forest home

Fri 18 Nov: Critical Mass - Sydney Road: 5pm, State Library, CBD, This time we'll be heading north to Brunswick to campaign for protected bike lanes and accessible tram stops on Sydney Road


Yarra Bicycle Users Group

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