Archive for May, 2007
The Department of Infrastructure is undertaking a review of bus services in Melbourne, this is a staged process and Melbourne has been split into regions for the review. The Hume region is one of the first to be reviewed and incorporates the northern parts of Moreland.
The Moreland BUG has been asked to comment on services in the north of Moreland.No comments
Just a reminder that this month’s meeting is fast approaching and will be held this Thursday night (24th) at the Glenroy RSL, meeting from 7:30-9pm with dinner from 7pm in the bistro for those who’d like to join us (bistro prices).
For those not familiar with Glenroy, the RSL is at 186 Glenroy Road, Glenroy.
For those who would like to ride up together, we could meet out the front of Brunswick Town Hall again at 6:15pm and head up from there, either riding all the way or riding to Broadmeadows train line depending on how people feel/rain etc.No comments
We had thirteen riders for the May BUG ride yesterday.
We started at CERES and rode:
- Along the Merri Creek path to Rushall Station
- The Capital City trail along the Linear Park, past the Zoo and down to the Moonee Ponds path
- Into Docklands (for a coffee)
- Down to, and then along, along the light rail shared path to Port Melbourne
- Along the beach path from Port Melbourne to Beacon Cove and on to Westgate Park
- Through Westgate Park to the river punt
The punt across the Yarra River is running on weekends and public holidays and costs $3 for anyone over the age of 10.
We caught the river punt (in two stages, as the punt only holds 12 people and there was a group of riders already there) to Newport and rode along the bay to Williamstown.
We finished the ride with fish & chips in Williamstown.
After Williamstown, some people caught the train home while others rode back via Footscray Rd and along the Moonee Ponds bike path – Capital City trail.
See you next month!No comments
The monthly Moreland BUG ride is on Sunday May 20th at 10am.
The plan is to ride across to Williamstown:
- Take the Capital City trail to Docklands/Southbank
- Down the light rail shared path to Port Melbourne (for a coffee stop)
- Along the boulevard, through Westgate Park
- Across the Yarra River on the Punt to Williamstown for lunch
There is then the option of riding back or catching the train home.
Meeting point: Ceres Café, 8 Lee St, Brunswick East at 10am.No comments
VicRoads is organising seven community forums from 8 May to 17 May 2007, to discuss road safety issues with the community. There are two in Melbourne and five in regional centres. These centres are listed below.
Date: Wednesday 16 May 2007.
Location: Box Hill
Venue: Best Western The Tudor
1101 Whitehorse Road
Phone: 03 9881 8895
Date: Thursday 17 May 2007.
Venue: Flemington – The Event Centre
448 Epsom Road
Phone: 03 9313 1367
See the Arrive Alive site for more information.No comments
The Melbourne Ride of Silence is a simple memorial to honour the memory of all bicycle riders injured or killed while riding. All fellow bicycle riders, family, friends and non-riding supporters are most welcome to attend.
Meet: 10am Saturday May 19, 2007 at Federation Square, corner Flinders Street and St Kilda Rd, facing Flinders Street Station.
Destination: Parliament House Steps, Spring Street. There will be an opportunity for riders to speak at the conclusion.
Protocol: Please, no speaking during the ride unless absolutely necessary. Ride maximum two abreast and stop at red lights. Please follow all road rules, no blocking of traffic or pedestrians. Be polite and respectful of other road users. Remain neutral if the ride encounters any aggressive motorists. Ride slowly at 15km. Black armbands are optional. Please ensure your mobile is off or on discreet. There will be Ride of Silence signage and leaflets distributed on the day.
More information at Wheels of Justice.No comments