Huge increases in cycling during COVID-19, Dr Ben Beck talks about Space for Health

Monday, 27 April 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Image from Change.org petition: #SpaceForHealth, a call for safer walking & cycling space in Australia NOW!

This weeks Yarra Bicycle Users Group program is coming to you from our front room in response to the COVID-19 crisis, read more at 3CR's response to Covid-19 and you can also share a message and connect to community

On this weeks program, Chris and Steve discuss huge increases in cycling on Melbournes shared paths during COVID-19, how most of this existing infrastructure is not fit for purpose and what steps should be taken to remedy the situation of crowded public spaces and access. (Push for major Melbourne roads to become cyclist-only thoroughfares | What do we want life in Melbourne to look like on the other side?)

This weeks interview is with Dr Ben Beck, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University and President of the Australasian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) on the immediate requirement for decision makers to create #SpaceForHealth during and post-COVID-19 crisis.

As doctors, nurses, public health and transport researchers, health promotion organisations and industry groups, we fully support individuals, communities, and governments in their rapid and effective action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognise the importance of social distancing, with particular need to protect the most vulnerable.

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.

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Chris, Faith, Val and Steve

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