Archive for September, 2008
At last week’s Moreland BUG meeting, Peter & Claire noted a letter, in last week’s Moreland Leader, requesting feedback on how to increase the number of cyclists and their safety, in the Pascoe Vale electorate and Moreland.
You can email Ashley at email@example.com.
More details in the attached letter (click on the thumbnail for the full version).No comments
An update from Kevin Ayrey at the City of Yarra:
Recently I contacted you with notification that improvement works were to be carried out to a section of the Merri Creek shared trail between Rushall Station and High Street bridge during September. Unfortunately these works have been delayed, and will now not take place until mid November. It is expected that the works will take 4 weeks to complete. The delay is due to the need to coordinate with the contractors undertaking the Clifton Rail Duplication Project, who are currently very active in the area, and access to the site is limited by construction vehicle movements.
The adjusted timing of the City of Yarra shared trail works will not impact on the closure requirements and diversions in place for the Clifton Rail Duplication project.
If you have any queries please feel free to contact me via the details below.
Open Space Branch
City of Yarra
ph. (03) 9205 5721
fax. (03) 8417 6666
mail P O Box 168, Richmond 3121
The Moreland Bicycle User Group monthly meeting is on this Thursday night.
Date: Thursday September 25
Location: Back function room at Caffe Mingo, 600 Sydney Rd, Brunswick (just south of the Stewart St intersection)
- Planning for National Ride to Work Day (Wednesday October 15)
- Ride report(s)
- Report on the forum at Christine Campbell’s office
- Update on Oheas Rd and the give way dilemma
- Council update on cycling issues
- Preparing for the BUG’s Annual General Meeting (Thursday October 23)
- Any other business
Hope to see you there!
Explore the Maribyrnong River to Brimbank Park, then take the Western Ring Road path to Jacana or Gowrie Stations (on the Broadmeadows or Upfield lines) then return to the Zoo by train. Very keen riders could head home via the Merri Creek.
Meeting point will be out the front of Royal Park Train Station.
What to bring – lunch money (or own lunch)
Distance: ~ 56km one way
When: Sunday 5, October 2008
Time: Be there at 8:45 for 9:00am start
Pack some lunch for the day. Please bring some spare tubes for tyres just in case you have a puncture along the track.
The plan is stop at a cafe at Brimbank Park for lunch (They do serve tea/coffee but unsure whether they provide lunch.) We will be riding along some very steep hills.
If your running late please feel free to call Veena and we can wait for you – 0412 574 897
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Monday 15th September is Yarra Bicycle User Group‘s very first Radio show and they are broadcasting live, 10 – 10.30am on 3CR Community Radio 855 AM.
The program intends to promote urban cycling as a viable means of transport; promote Yarra’s cycling conditions; demystify cycling technology; and help reveal the diversity of cyclists around from children, to commuters, to lobbyists.
A friendly reminder to you all that the Moreland BUG ride is on this Sunday (September 14). It would be great to see more faces from the BUG group turn out for this beautiful ride.
We will be riding to Westerfolds Park, Templestowe along the Yarra Trail and possible to Eltham.
Date: Sunday 14 September, 2008
Time: 10:45am for a 11:00am start
Distance: 30 km
Please remember to pack some lunch for the day!
If you’re running late, please feel free to call 0412 574 897 and we can wait for you.