Lobbying to suport active travel to school

Monday, 30 April 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Val and Faith are joined in the studio on this gorgeous autumn morning by Cate Hall of Our Children Our Schools. We kick off the show sharing our bike moments which, this week, feature kangaroos, the You Yangs and Portarlington mussels. We take a look at some news including the upcoming Giro d'Italia, the recent Handmade Bicycle Show, an increase in cyclist deaths in the Netherlands and the commitment of Yarra City Council to the Rushall Reserve Path.

Discussion turns to the work of Our Children Our Schools lobbying the state governement for commitments and funding to support active travel to public schools across Victoria. Cate explains the myriad government departments and bodies involved in getting a mechanism and budget in place for this. Cate's recent experience at Coburg High School illustrates how much a committed school and local council's can achieve, but also the neccesity for State Government commitments and funding. You can read OCOS'ssubmission here. 

Yarra Bicycle Users Group presenters are Chris, Faith, Val and Steve.
Monday 10:00am to 10:30am
Yarra Bicycle Users Group promotes urban cycling. Providing support to campaigns to improve cycling conditions and awareness; demystifies cycling technology and helps to reveal the diversity of cyclists, from children to commuters to lobbyists.


Chris, Faith, Val and Steve