Talking to Alice Prior from Parents Voice + new bicycle infrastructure, minimum passing for Victoria & Council elections

Monday, 12 October 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am
'Congrats Ben Carroll MP on making bike riding safer & easier for all Victorians, big & small!' Image credit: Parents' Voice

On this weeks program recorded at home, Chris catches up with Alice Prior from Parents' Voice about last weeks government announcement, their recent survey that found 94 per cent of Australian parents support greater government investment in infrastructure, getting kids riding and back to school as Stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions gradually lift across Victoria.

Bicycle-themed news includes potentially huge news with Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carrolls annoucement of "100 kilometers of new and improved cycling routes will be delivered across key inner-Melbourne suburbs to make it easier and safer for people cycling to and from the CBD" and minimum passing distance legislation to be introduced in 2021 although it may pay to be cautious about what is actually enacted and also remember what was previously promised (Oct 2016: Active Transport Victoria launched by State Government)

It's council election time for many across Victoria: read YarraBUGs City of Yarra election: 2020 Candidate Questionnaire which includes links to other candidate surveys from Streets Alice Yarra, Yarra Climate Action Now, Bicycle Network, Glen Eira BUG, Moreland BUG and Bike Melbourne.

International news includes Transport for Under Two Degrees project  that reports that active transport can assist decarbonisation, also see, Carlton Reid: Bicycles And Buses Will Be Future’s Dominant Modes Of Urban Mobility, Predict 346 Transport Experts

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