Talking to Megan Sharkey about Melbourne & NSW supporting #SpaceForHealth

Monday, 11 May 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Image from Space for Health website

This weeks Yarra Bicycle Users Group program is from our front room again in response to the COVID-19 crisis, on this weeks edition, Chris and Steve discuss two recent passings, first up with the legacy of vehicular cycling advocate John Forester and Kraftwerk founding member Florian Schneider, known for his massive influence upon music and dedication to cycling.

Chris does a follow up on last fortnights interview with Dr Ben Beck about #SpaceForHealth, this week with Megan Sharkey, we discuss about responses from City of Melbourne (Car parks out, footpaths and cycling lanes in as city prepares for post-COVID commuters) and Yarra City Council (video link: 24 minute mark 9.1: Physical Distancing and Public Space Opportunities), the recent announcement by NSW government (More cycleways, streets to shut, footpaths widened under NSW's COVID-19 plan), restrictions and limitations upon what councils can implement, overseas examples and what people can do to support Space for Health campaign in their local area by contacting councils, politicians and organisations. 

3CR Station Appeal is coming soon: many of you will be familiar with 3CR's annual Radiothon fundraiser - it's when our listeners literally keep the station going with their generous donations. It's a vibrant and busy time each June at the station, and an all-in effort from our volunteers, staff and supporters. But in 2020, under Covid-19 restrictions, we need to do things a bit differently. So stay tuned for our June Station Appeal - it'll be online, on-point, and be asking those of you who can to make a donation to keep 3CR alive.

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