Robert Lechte: Cyclists road deaths are a national health emergency

Monday, 13 February 2023 - 10:00am to 10:30am
A cyclist on Bourke Street in Melbourne. Image credit: AAP/James Ross

On this weeks program Chris interviews Robert Lechte about his recent Crikey article: Cyclists’ road deaths are a national health emergency. Where’s the outcry? including issues in the aftermath of Angus Collins death at Footscray Road, normalising of road violence, prioritising traffic throughput over human life, reactionary attitudes, parking use, ABC Melbourne: What can we do to create a safer cycling infrastructure? and working towards visionary solutions on our streets

Local news includes welcome return of the College Street Cycleway in Sydney which took eight years (previous YarraBUG Radio programs: 16 Feb 2015, 22 June 2015, 1 Feb 2016) City of Yarra bike maintenance workshop, Bike Garage Sale at Park/Canning Street (18 Feb) Bike Rave Melbourne: Monster Parade (18 Feb) and World Naked Bike Ride enjoying a lovely Sunday roll through narrm/Melbourne streets

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Program music

Cycling is fun - Shonen Knife

Parallel 6 - Four Tet

Cycling - Sonia Killmann

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