'We present to you, the only bike path from The West to the CBD ..'

Monday, 17 June 2024 - 10:00am to 10:30am
'We present to you, the only bike path from The West to the CBD. But it doesn't have to be this way, there's a new SUP bridge linking Dynon Rd to West Melbourne. 'Rainbow Bridge' has been finished for months, but remains unopened.' Screenshot: BikeVic West on x/twitter, 12 June 2024

On this weeks show Chris catches up with Pierre Vairo from Bike West about the seemingly intractable issue of either communicating or providing safe, fit for purpose active transport infrastructure for western suburbs residents, especially with images from last week where Moonee Ponds Creek trail users were forced to navigate between the flooded path and creek.

Local news includes The Cargo Revolution Premiere on Wednesday 10th July 2024, a documentary about cargo bikes in Melbourne, the new Grattan Street protected bike lanes in Carlton, recent European city initiatives to decrease speeds in urban areas and what you can do to support 30km/h in Yarra. (google docs link)

We discuss the Westgate Tunnel closing down alternate routesWTG Veloway, the yet unopened 'Rainbow Bridge' over the North Melbourne railyardsAngus Collins' preventable death in February 2023, the never ending saga of the Federation Trailtwo recent incidents on Dynon Road, a hit run incident last week, Joseph Road Precinct Action Group advocacy and the overall callous indifference by decision makers and road users alike towards bike riders. You can contact BikeWest with your stories and also Melissa Horne, Minister for Roads and Road Safety and Gabrielle Williams, Minister for Public and Active Transport with your concerns

Sound on for Solidarity: and repeating again it's 3CR radiothon time, since 2008 Yarra Bicycle Users Group Radio has broadcast on 3CR in naarm Melbourne, shared hundreds of bike moments, spoken to countless guests, interviews, rides, cycling events, alongside raising awareness about campaigns and advocacy you simply won't hear anywhere else in mainstream media


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