Archive for February, 2011
Part of Moonee Ponds Creek Shared Path near Strathmore Primary School will be closed from 21 February to end of May 2011 to improve the path.
The alternative route for walkers and cyclists will be the Strathnaver Reserve Access Road, Mascoma Street and Odin Street. Please refer to the
Moonee Ponds Creek Shared Path Detour Route Map (PDF).
Please be advised this route is also shared with motorists and is busy at the start and end of the school day, approximately 8:30 to 9 am and 3:15 to 3:45.
The next BUG meeting will be held on Thursday, February 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!
If you have any questions you would like Nicholas or Simon from council to answer at the meeting please send them your question via email prior to the meeting so they can prepare themselves better. Their email addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.No comments
For anyone using the Merri Creek or Capital City trail near Dights Falls:
Cyclists and pedestrians should be aware that the bike path between Dights Falls and Turner Street in Abbotsford will be closed until early next week.
Increased river flows which covered the riverside path after heavy rains have recently subsided, leaving behind significant amounts of debris.
The bike path has been blocked in a number of places by fallen trees, branches and even a stray boat.
Work began to start clearing the path on Friday 11 February.
The path is expected to be closed until early next week.
Other sections of the bike path along the Merri Creek and Yarra River, while not closed, are heavily covered with silt and mud so cyclists and pedestrians should be mindful of the slippery conditions.No comments
This year’s Sydney Road Street Festival will be held on March 6 (12 noon to 7 pm). The Moreland BUG will be there with an information stall and bike parking for people who ride to the festival.
We are in need of some people who would like to help us out on the day!
If you want to give a hand (as little as one hour is enough) please email Julia and let her know your preferred time you would like to help and also if you would like to help with the stall or the bike parking.No comments
Bicycle Victoria organises a visual bike count of bike commuters, which is a really important input into the data used to lobby for better cycling infrastructure. It’s an annual event and this year there are 47 municipalities involved this year.
It’s that time of year when we start pulling together the cycling count. We did it last year with the Moreland council and it was hoot so we are saddling up again.
Paul has updated the website, so if you can spare a couple of hours on the morning of Tuesday March 1 (between 7am and 9am), that would be just fabulous.
We need 30 counters — click here to register!
You can find out more about the Bike Count at the BV website.No comments