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November 2022 - in this newsletter:

  • YarraBUG Radio podcasts
  • Critical Mass going to Sydney Road
  • Elizabeth Street update - November 2022
  • Yarra Budget 2023/24: Survey + feedback
  • State election: Saturday 26 November
  • Cremorne: Draft Urban Design Framework
  • News, Rides and Events

It's almost summer, if this third La Nina ever lets up, know of something bike related looming on the horizon? Let us know so it can be included in our next newsletter

As potential back up if our twitter profile goes on the fritz, Yarra BUG is now on mastodon, ready to be pressed into service if required


Yarra BUG Radio podcasts

14 Nov: 100 years at Preston Cycling Club: Faith and Val  are joined in the studio by Hugh Schulz, life member and former president of Preston Cycling Club

7 Nov: Talking to Rachel about ecargo bikes, building community and Lug+Carrie: Chris chats to Rachel Niekrasz, Community Manager at Lug+Carrie in Fitzroy

31 Oct: Alison McCormack, the new CEO of Bicycle Network: Val and Faith are joined in the studio by the new CEO of Bicycle Network, Alison McCormack


Critical Mass - Sydney Road

Friday 18 November 2022: hosted by Merri-bek BUG, BikeWest and XR Vic Pedal Rebels - this time we'll be heading north to Brunswick to campaign for protected bikelanes and accessible tram stops on Sydney Road. Meet at the State Library on Swanston Street for a 5pm start OR wait at Avenue Reserve, Royal Parade at 5:30 and join us as we ride past onto Sydney Road.


Elizabeth Street update - November 2022

Note: you can still provide feedback on the Elizabeth Street trial before end of the year

Yarra Council: 'The Elizabeth Street separated bike lane trail will conclude at the end of this year. Since July 2020 Council has been seeking comments and feedback in real time about the new traffic and road layout conditions created using temporary infrastructure'


Yarra Budget 2023/24: Survey + feedback

Yarra Council wants to hear about your priorities for the 2023-24 budget and  2021-25 Council Plan. Feedback opportunities include in person and a survey.

With survey options you can select 'bike and pedestrian infrastructure' and 'environment and sustainability' amongst several council service priorities


Saturday 26 November is State election day baby!

The announceables are on in earnest: Gipps Street steps replacement gets another funding promise from ALP while LNP are promising a new Walmer Street Bridge replacement: Dog parks, tram stops and new bridge among pre-poll promises in race for Richmond


Cremorne: Draft Urban Design Framework

Yarra Council have created a draft Urban Design Framework to guide the growth, development and character of Cremorne including a redesigned road network which prioritises active and sustainable transport. There's several options for consultation, including draft documents and survey. Feedback closes at 9am on Monday 12 December.


News, Rides and Events

You can browse our Getting About page for riding groups, route ideas, apps and more

Want to attend the Micromobility Conference in Sydney next week, in person or livestream?  Phil Latz provided a discount code for volunteer advocates in our recent 3CR podcast

COP27: Partnership for Active Travel and Health, letter to governments and cities: Yarra Bicycle Users Group has joined other Australian active transport groups and 300+ groups in signing the COP27: PATH’s letter to governments and cities

Saint Cloud are hiring: are you interested in being a store manager in the bicycle industry?

Melburn Durt - Wednesday night trail & Second Sunday Social Sesh rides: check insta for more details

The Bike Shed @ CERES are holding Fix Your Own Bike (FYOB) workshops - but please register if you're interested in attending

BikeWest Near Miss Project: Ride in the western suburbs or know someone who does? 'BikeWest is collecting data on cycling 'Near Misses'. A near miss is an 'incident' that didn't result in injuries. We will be using near miss data to better advocate for improved cycling infrastructure in the western suburbs'


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