In this newsletter: Magpies, Brunswick Street bike lane changes, St Kilda Road bike lane work, Critical Mass returns, Melbourne Bike Show & more
It's Guling season and the magpies are swooping
On the Magpie Alert map you can check and report swoops, so far there's a feisty lad in Princes Park who really needs his space. Read this excellent explainer about why they swoop and how to make friends (if possible!)
VicRoads Pop up bike lanes: changes to Brunswick Street pop-up lane at Victoria Parade: the left hand turn has returned for cars with extra signage.
Or as stated at Marker 326345 'following this monitoring and evaluation, we reinstated the left turn to help improve network capacity and performance along this busy corridor'. As always, please add your comments and feedback to these ongoing trials
The Melbourne Bike Show is THIS weekend at the Exhibition Centre, Clarendon Street.
Saturday 10 September, 11:30am - 6:30pm
Sunday 11 September, 8am - 5:30pm
St Kilda Bike Lanes: at last! Stage 1 work on the long awaited St Kilda kerbside bicycle lanes will commence on 13 September 2022 and are expected to be complete by December. Stage 1 is between Linlithgow Avenue and Dorcas Street, Stage 2 between Toorak Road and Union Street, Stage 3 between Union Street and Charnwood Road (St Kilda Junction) will be confirmed as the project progresses.
We are all just riding home together: Critical Mass returns to the streets of naarm / Melbourne at 5pm Friday 30 September 2022.
Not sure what Critical Mass is? Read the wiki page for backgrounder.
Bike West have created a facebook event, stay tuned for more details in coming weeks
Yarra Bicycle Users Group website: our ancient YarraBUG website is being a good tidy and polish, thank you to everyone who's feedback is helping pull this together. New pages include;
- About: of course,
- Take Action: Creating and maintaining safe conditions for active transport is important for everyone as is campaigning for better infrastructure,
- Resources: Get started reading, thinking about cycling and active transport,
- Getting About: New to riding, looking for a social group or routes?
- Bicycle Shops + Retail: compilation of local bicycle shops, workshops & retailers from the inner north and surrounds.
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation who are the traditional custodians of the land on which naarm / Melbourne stands