Herschel Landes & Glen Eira's plans for a Safe Cycling Corridor

Monday, 21 October 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Val Nagle and Herschel Landes outside 3CR Community Radio with a sign supporting the safe cycling corridor in Glen Eira on Herschel's bicycle.

Val and Faith are joined in the studio by Herschel Landes. We all share our bike moments before taking a brief look at some news, specifically a Dutch Cycling Embassy report that finds weather is not one of the factors influencing peoples' choice to use a bike for transport trips. 

Discussion turns to the Safe Cycling Corridor pilot in the City of Glen Eira, an attempt to link existing cycling infrastructure with a route across suburbs. Of the potential routes Inkerman Road lends itself well to this sort of infrastructure and would enable 8-80 cycling in an area which has a high level of car dependency. Herschel discusses the benefits of the route for the local community in terms of enhanced transport mode choices, improved access to local services and ammenities and community building as well as the fears voiced by those against the project. A first for the City of Glen Eira, this is a project that will be followed with interest. As an ongoing project be sure to send the City of Glen Eira your thoughts if this project has the potential to affect you. 

Yarra Bicycle Users Group Radio on 3CR
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