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Late notice but this is a really important message to get behind… the state government’s cuts to the cycling infrastructure budget are extreme and unacceptable. Let’s use this gathering as a chance to constructively show the need for this funding.
There’s a heap of meeting places for group rides to the main gathering. From www.bv.com.au:
Support for the rally is growing across the bike riding community. A number of groups and clubs have organised riders to travel to the rally together. Meeting places so far include:
Footscray – 7.00am Hyde Street opposite the …
From this week’s Northcote Leader:
“DAREBIN’S cycling lobby group has called for innovative measures to protect riders as new figures show more people are cycling than ever before.”
“Bicycle Victoria facilities development manager Mike Williamson said the group’s annual bike count on March 2 showed a 20 to 38 per cent increase in the number of commuters cycling though Darebin in the past year.”
Full story at Northcote Leader
By Richard Monfries : 01-Sep-2009
“The bike you ride should be a durable, repairable, functional machine with a minimal ecological footprint. And it must give you value for money. A ‘green bike’ does all those things.”
Read the full story featuring Human Powered Cycles and some other switched on shops and suppliers in Melbourne at Australian Cyclist
Jason Dowling City Editor
July 27, 2009
BUILDERS are rushing to add bicycle parking spaces to new developments as the number of people cycling to work surges and developers strive to increase the green rating of new buildings.
Private developer Ubertas has plans for 185 bicycle parking places at a proposed 50-storey development on William Street, and developer Grocon is planning to put 1150 bike parking spaces at the CUB development site on Swanston Street.
Full Story: Visit The Age