What's the future of cycling in Yarra?

On this weeks program: Victorian Law Foundation has published a new Bike Law guide and Cycling Victoria’s Heritage & History committee has a released a fascinating series of podcasts. Chris interviews local resident Elizabeth Long about the future of cycling in Yarra in relation to an unsure budget allocation and no new bike strategy after 2015.

Discussion includes cycling issues over the previous decade in Yarra, budget allocations, the lack of will towards developing a new bike strategy, implications of mid-2016 rates cap for Victorian councils, lack of a positive narrative for active travel coming from our local council and how you can have input into Yarra Councils budget process for 2016-17 and beyond. Note: the Yarra Council budget forum closes on 27 November 2015 so make your feedback now!

We discuss changing local transport needs, riding for transport, liveable cities, complete streets, local safe routes for riding to school, Bendigo Councils future plans, City of Melbourne Draft Bicycle Plan and Updating Victoria’s cycling strategy from the Victorian State Government.  You can find more events at: yarrabug.org/events