Archive for January, 2010
Dear Moreland BUG bods
They’re always looking for more counters and it’s a good thing to do. You need to be at your nominated spot from 7–9 am, and count away, watch the sun rise, and support cycling through recording the ever-increasing bike numbers. You can also help the Moreland BUG, if you nominate it for the $50 reward that can go to a club or school. This is Moreland BUG’s most important source of revenue, and keeps the group free from pesky membership fees.
This year when you register, you can chose which of their locations you want to count at – so first in, best positioned. The registration page goes live in early Feb.
Check it all out at http://www.bv.com.au/bike-futures/91111/.
Plus you get a very brightly coloured T-shirt.
If you can’t help out with the counting, at least look out for counters and give them a wave, ring your bell.
Courtesy of BikeFun, here are some regular local rides that might be of interest…
The Crosskeys Cruisers – Strathmore – Friday rides
The Crosskeys Cruisers are a group of retired men and women who meet in the Crosskeys CarPark near the Strathmore station at 9am on Friday mornings.
The rides are decided each Friday and the adventure begins. Some riders go till morning tea while others ride till lunch and then home at about 3pm. New members most welcome to chat and share the experience.
Telephone Max 93783501 or John 93707829
Darebin Bug Social Rides – Tuesdays and Thursdays
9.30am Meet at Jika Jika Neighbourhood House, cnr Plant and Union Sts, Northcote. 40 – 60 km rides mainly on bike paths and quiet streets for experienced cyclists. Bring lunch, snacks and water. Contact Norm on 9484 4767 to confirm start time and location (usually departs from Jika Jika).
Darebin Bug Port Melbourne Ride – Saturdays
News from Kylie Huard, Strategic Transport Planner, Moreland City Council:
Council has erected a temporary detour in place on the Upfield path near Duckett Street due to an unsafe factory wall abutting the path.
The detour keeps being removed which is endangering all path users. Council has issued a notice to the building owner to install water filled barriers across the path with proper detours in place, however due to the holiday period and the building owner overseas, it has been difficult to get action. We are hoping that the barriers will be installed tomorrow, with a detour in place via Breese and West Streets.
There are also gas works going on in Breese St, however these are south of Duckett St, and should not impact on cyclists using the detour. The traffic management contractors at this site are aware of the detour in place.
We apologise for the disruptions, and hope you understand why we’ve had to block the path. I will provide an update when I know more about the duration of works required to stabilise the wall.
Many thanks for your patience.No comments