Critical Mass Johnston Street + 28th CM Birthday Ride: meet 5.30pm: State Library, naarm Melbourne, Friday 24th November 2023, ride concludes at Edinburgh Gardens.
- Pick Up Point: University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus
- Riding from the south? Join Port Phillip BUG leaving St Kilda Town Hall at 5pm
- Facebook event link, invite yourself, your friends and everyone you know who rides, scoots and skates
- Critical Mass Johnston Street Spotify playlist, bring your on-bike sound systems & bluetooth speakers
Bike Lanes 4 Johnston Street: We’re advocating for a safe east-west cycling route with kerbside protected bike lanes along Johnston St from Kew to Carlton
Melbourne’s first Critical Mass bike ride was held on 24th November 1995
Critical Mass bike protests are organised rides that aim to raise awareness about cycling as a viable form of transportation and to advocate for better infrastructure and safety measures for cyclists and other mobility users.
We ride as a group, to form a “critical mass”, making the ride safe, family friendly, and inclusive to all.
We want support for:
- More bike hoops for parking
- Wider footpaths for pedestrians and outdoor dining
- Lower speed limits
- More greenery and planters
Johnston St has been flagged by the Victorian Government as a Strategic Cycling Corridor in their Principal Bicycle Network. However, it is currently unsafe with no dedicated bike lanes, inconsistent clearways, multiple speed limits, a high risk of “dooring” by cars and accidents with buses
Used as a major car thoroughfare, the street currently creates unnecessary noise and air pollution, and is soon likely to be the only street in Fitzroy with a speed limit above 30km/h