Archive for June, 2010
The next BUG meeting will be held tomorrow, June 24, at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel (681 Sydney Road, Brunswick).
The meeting starts at 7.30 pm and will finish around 9.00 pm. Food and drinks can be purchased there. Members and guests are welcome!No comments
The Moreland City Council – Proposed Budget 2010/11 recommends a disappointing $3.49 per head expenditure on bike infrastructure. This is a significant decrease on previous years and much less than the modest $5 per head recommended by Bicycle Victoria.
If you think that the Council should spend more on cycling, now is the time to send a submission to the Council.
Details are available on the council website.
Note that submissions are accepted until Friday 9 July 2010.
It would be a good idea to send a copy of your submission to your local Councillor. Their contact details and profiles are available here.
It might be worth reminding them of their personal commitments to the environment, sustainability, climate change and healthy living and the Council Strategic Focus Areas of “A Sustainable & Just City, a Proud City, a Healthy & Educated Community, and a Responsive Organisation”.
Council will receive and hear all submissions at a Special Council meeting to be held on 12 July 2010 at the Municipal offices, Bell Street, Coburg commencing at 6pm. If you wish to be heard by Council
in support of your written submission, please state this clearly in your submission.
If you need ideas for your submission, you can see the 2009 Moreland
Bicycle Users Group submission.
Radical craft group, Craft Cartel, alarmed by sights of fluoro lycra clad cyclists and equally aghast at the thought of coming a cropper while partaking in our favourite form of transport, present High Viz Vogue.
High Viz Vogue is a DIY bike fashion workshop to keep the cops and the fashion police happy. Bring helmets and any other clothing bits you’d like to make roadway and catwalk friendly, or just start from scratch using our materials. With guidance from ultra-spunky local designer, Miss Viz, this is your chance to create your own bike friendly fashion and win ace prizes.
Led by Sugar Spokes all female bike crew, the event will be followed by a celebratory ride through Moreland to parade our new hip gear. No experience necessary! All materials supplied free!
Saturday 19 June, 11 am – 1pm
Victoria Street Mall (Melway ref: 29 H1)
The Australian Bicycling Achievement Awards were presented in Canberra yesterday.
Brunswick Cycling Club received an Honourable Mention in the category of Special Achievement Award by a Bicycle Organisation. Well done!
Please click on the attached plan for details of a diversion if you are going to ride the Western Ring Road Trail in Gowanbrae in the next 12 months.
The plan shows a diversion route whilst works are going on at the Gowanbrae Retirement Village. The cycle path is located on Vic Roads land and will be used for construction vehicles for a period of 12 months commencing within the next two weeks.No comments
You are invited to an informal launch of the EB Shimmy.
It’s happening next Tuesday, 8 June at 10am.
Location is Amess Street at the Capital City Trail: Melway 29 K10
There will be a short speech from Mayor Stella Kariofyllidis and Carlo Carli MP followed by a photo opportunity for the press.
Hope to see you there
Transport Projects Officer
Moreland City Council