50 years of Friends of the Earth: urban campaigns and active transport

Monday, 5 June 2023 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Image: Friends of the Earth campaign, Punt Road, Breath easy, ban lead petrol

On this week program, falling on World Environment Day, Chris chats to Cam Walker from Friends of the Earth about celebrating 50 years, their continuing work in environmental, urban and social justice campaigns, including getting lead in petrol banned, intergenerational anti F19 protests in Alexandra Parade and 1990s Transport Collective which included Streets For People, Reclaim the Streets, establishing Critical Mass Melbourne and Sustainable Cities ongoing advocacy in Melbourne's west.

Local news includes upcoming issues with Brunswick level crossing removal project with previous guest Paula Hanasz interviewed as part of 'Melbourne residents divided as the future of bustling Sydney Road strip hangs in the balance', despite years of research and data dispelling parking concerns

Update on previous program about Kerferd Road: Engage Victoria dropped plans to include walking and cycling. So come along to Critical Mass - Shrine to Sea on Friday 30 June 2023 show Port Phillip Council and the Victorian Government that we need safe mobility lanes along Kerferd Road as part of the Shrine to Sea project.

Another reminder: June 2023 is Radiothon time at 3CR and Yarra Bicycle Users Group Radio needs your support!

Celebrate everything you love about riding your bike and supporting active transport by making a donation by 30 June 2023. Any amount makes a big difference, and all donations over $2 are tax deductible 

Program music

Cycling Is Fun - Shonen Knife

Cycling - Sonia Killmann

Bicycle - filous feat. klei

Yarra Bicycle Users Group Radio on 3CR
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