Tina McCarthy: designing inclusive bicycle infrastructure

Monday, 13 March 2023 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Wheel Women social ride

On this weeks program Chris catches up with Tina McCarthy from Wheel Women, topics include almost ten years since we first spoke, creating rides for women, skills and confidence to get women on their bikes and future goals.

Tina discusses issues regarding cycling infrastructure design processes, particularly the Westgate Tunnel Veloway ('Limited escape routes on new Melbourne bike path a safety risk to women, cyclists say', 5 March 2023), womens perceptions of personal safety in public space, a lack of understanding about designing fit for purpose cycling infrastructure for different types of riders and working towards inclusive city design.

Local news includes Response to Footscray Road cyclist fatality after Angus Collins' death in February 2023, due to public opinion and the cycling communities response.

Program music:

Cycling is fun - Shonen Knife

People are people - Depeche Mode

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