Talking to Susanne Newton and Renee Dikeni

Monday, 16 March 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Renee Dikeni plans to go a year without a car, using only her bike or public transport. Image: Kristie Morgan Photography

On this weeks program Chris interviews Susanne Newton, Deputy Mayor of Darebin Council and then Renee Dikeni from Brisbane about recent incidents they encountered while riding.

Susanne talks about an aggressive interaction with a driver that she recently posted about on twitter, how too many drivers are can be too quickly irritated or unaware about other road users and how rising numbers of cyclists is actually healthier for everyone using the roads.

Renee Dikeni discusses a near-miss while she was riding her cargo bike with the incident captured by a drivers dashcam. She talks about riding for transport in Brisbane, riding with her children and her No Car Challenge - 1 Mum, 1 Year, No car cycling challenge to assist fundraise $20,000 for 100 bicycles for World Bicycle Relief Australia. Follow Fit Aussie Sista - 1 Year Cycling Challenge updates via her youtube channel and instagram.

News includes plans for A Surge in Biking to Avoid Crowded Trains in New York, a new Yarra Council report proposes to change long standing Bicycle Advisory Committee to a 'active transport advisory committee', Sam Hibbins MP has a Prahran Bike Safe Survey open for people to leave feedback, Cycling Victoria COVID-19 Member Update and AUSTROADS looking for a new Chief Executive, applications for the role close Friday 27 March 2020.

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