Melbourne's bicycle boom needs a safe bike network

Monday, 25 May 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am
COVID19 is creating a revolution in travel

On this weeks show Chris talks to Sam Hibbins, member for Prahran and Victorian Greens Transport spokeperson, about immediate need for new cycling infrastructure, funding and building a safe bike network that creates jobs and supports physical distancing during the COVID19 pandemic as part of the Green New Deal.  As cities across the world quickly  implement cycling infrastructure, the Victorian state government continues to do nothing, despite a massive boom with cycling across Australia.

News includes VicRoads Sydney Road report that illustrates that users support parking removal for protected bicycle lanes, the report was made public after a Freedom of Information request by The Age, The Conversation: Coronavirus is a ‘sliding doors’ moment. What we do now could change Earth’s trajectory and Sensible Transport Institute "Keeping public transport safe under COVID-19 restrictions" as the threat of COVID-19 has caused the largest shift in travel behaviour in living memory.

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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