Archive for August, 2008
The next Moreland BUG meeting is Thursday 28 August, 2008 at 7.30pm at the Pascoe Vale RSL, 40 Cumberland Rd, Pascoe Vale.
We meet in the meeting room at the back of the RSL which you can enter through the gate in O’Hea St.
Food and drink is available and can be consumed in the meeting room.
The meeting agenda is:
- Welcome and introduction
- Brunswick Structure Plan
- Clearways, Sydney Rd & MITS – what is the BUG’s preferred option for Sydney Rd?
- Ride to Work Day
- Council Report
- Rides report
- Treasurer’s report
- Other business
If you have been lurking on the list and haven’t been to a meeting yet, you are welcome to come along. Everyone is very friendly and the meetings are usually very productive and interesting.No comments
From around September 1st to 30th the City of Yarra will be carrying out works to improve the shared trail between the footbridge over the creek at Rushall Station, and the East side of the High Street overpass. The works will realign the shared trail and increase the width to 3 metres, as suggested in the Merri Creek Shared Trail Review recently conducted. In particular, it will reduce the steep grades just after the footbridge heading East, and just before going under High street bridge. This will improve safety for all users, and provide a suitable sized path for future users. The area under the bridge will be slightly raised and graded to drain to eliminate the ponding that has occurred hear. The existing path will be removed and revegetated.
The works have been timed to coincide with the Clifton Rail Duplication Works, so that disruption to cycle and pedestrian traffic will be only slightly greater than is in place with current diversions. There will be times during the works when there is no access to this stretch of track. At these times alternative routes will be shown.
I have enclosed an image to give a broad idea of where these works are taking place. We will be working closely with the contractor to minimise disturbance to vegetation outside the proposed path area, and to revegetate where necessary.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any further queries.
Open Space Planning
Don’t forget that there is a ride leaving Flinders St Station (meet at the mosaic at Clocks TAB) at 10:05am on Sunday 17 August.
We will ride to Beacon Cove along the light rail trail then follow the bay past St Kilda. We will stop for lunch along the way then catch the train back when we have had enough.
Email Ross Millward to register interest (we will wait for you if you haven’t turned up).
Bathers optional.No comments
Those of you who had the pleasure of meeting Huw Vellacott when he ran a bikefix stall at the BUG’s valet parking for the Sydney Rd St Party will be excited to hear that Huw’s bike workshop, Commuter Cycles, has officially opened for business. Commuter Cycles is located at 14 Prentice St, Brunswick – just near Brunswick Station – and focuses on servicing as core business. The workshop opens early and closes late to make it easy for you to drop off your bike on the way to work, grab a courtesy bike to complete your journey and pop back after hours to pick up your finely serviced steed.
Check out the website or pop in and visit Huw between 7:30am and 6:30pm weekdays.No comments