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
Oct 2022: Aftermath of flooding along Merri Creek under Arthurton Road, Brunswick East
Latest Yarra BUG Radio podcasts
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: https://engage.vic.gov.au/anniversary-trail
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?
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
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation who are the traditional custodians of the land on which naarm / Melbourne stands