On this weeks program Chris chats to Ruth, a Darebin resident about safer local walking and cycling and how you can support Darebin Councils Streets for People Preston Activity Link that involves Cramer and Gower Street, other projects such as Streets for People Croxton West Place-Making Project, Streets for People (Northcote, Croxton and Thornbury) and improving integration with state government projects like the recently announced better bike links included in four level crossing removals in Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street, and Murray Road, Preston and VicRoads Strategic Cycling Corridors
Also refer to Change.org petition: Safe pedestrian crossing for Elizabeth Street (between Bell street and Murray road)
Ruth suggests that anyone living in near Cramer Street, Preston who supports safer walking and cycling, to attend the next Darebin Council meeting on Monday 26 April 2021 (Agenda of Council Meeting, refer to Item 9.1 Cramer Street (West) on page 982), appear in person, submit a question (Public Questions can be made online by noon on the day of the meeting) and contact Darebin councillors.
You can join the Darebin Bicycle Users Group facebook group to stay in touch.
Local cycling-themed news includes Yarra Council voting to proceed with southbound seperated bicycle lanes from Brunswick Street to Victoria Parade as a partnership with Department of Transport (Item 8.4 in CoY 20 April 2021 minutes), Victoria finally falling into line with other Australian states and territories with Mandatory minimum passing distances for bicycles and vehicles, Amy Gillett Foundation: A Metre Matters Everywhere, additional updates on Victoria State Government pop-up bike lanes project, news about Darebin-Yarra connectors, St Georges Road Link and a e-scooter trial in three local council areas later in 2021.
Chris, Faith, Val and Steve