Talking to Cr Sophie Wade & Julian O'Shea

Monday, 11 March 2024 - 10:00am to 10:30am
'It's time to follw Paris and disincentive SUVs on our streets' Credit: Cr Sophie Wade, Instagram

On this weeks program Chris talks to Cr Sophie Wade from Yarra City Council and Julian O'Shea. Cr Sophie Wade talks about recent improvements in Yarra including 30km/h speed zonesTransport Action Plan 2023-2033, and Notice of Motion No. 5 of 2024 - Dangers of oversized vehicles (see page 61 of council meeting agenda) taking a cue from parking changes in Paris, which is the first of its kind in Australia. (The Age: Council could slug ‘truckzillas’, utes and SUVs with higher parking fees, 9 March 2024)

Julian O'Shea talks about his upcoming Comedy Festival show, M is for Melbourne at DoubleTree by Hilton and his interesting honesty-based ticket prices around how you arrive at the show (ranging from $28.63 to $155.01), his Guinness World Record Attempt, transport design issues, BikeSpot project, City of Melbourne Future Streets Framework and a cheeky discount code for riders listening to this podcast.

Program music:

Shonen Knife, Cycling is fun

Bonobo, Linked

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.


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