John Symons, BikeWest on near miss project, safe systems approach + more

Monday, 29 August 2022 - 10:00am to 10:30am
"nobody rides bikes.jpg" Montage created from 48 hours in West Footscray. Image: Bike West

On this weeks program Chris chats to John Symons from BikeWest about riding in Melbournes western suburbs, bicycle infrastructure for designed for AAA to SSSS ('All Ages and Abilities to Shops, Stations, Schools and Stadiums'), Bike West's new near miss project, two rider deaths in Whitehall Street, the safe systems approach which can be described as "no loss of life is acceptable", revisting Roger Geller's 'four types of cyclist', getting more western suburb schools with bicycle programs and participation at Energy Breakthrough events.

Bicycle-themed news includes Central Melbourne Mobility Map open for feedback, online information sessions and survey until 31 October 2022 and Edinburgh composer Dan Abrahams new track "Our Streets" that celebrates thirty years of global Critical Mass rides.

Is it time in 2022 for an new generation to resurrect monthly Critical Mass rides in naarm/Melbourne(link is external)?

We need to reclaim our streets for people and planet; to change our roads to make cycling safe and easy. If you are inspired by the message of the song, take action! Get involved in your local campaigns! Also, please spread the word and consider buying the track - it's pay what you can:

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