New Monash study on cyclist injuries + Jac Torres-Gomez from Bike Bendigo: on this weeks program Chris discusses a new Monash study Spike in serious road injuries among cyclists by Dr Ben Beck and goes for impromptu editorial about Melbourne politics and transport priorities, and how they impact upon peoples travel choices.
Additional links: 1. The Conversation: With more cyclists suffering serious injuries on the road, what can we do to ensure their safety? 2. The Age ‘I realised how close I was to being killed’: Serious cyclist accidents rise by 8 per cent each year
This weeks interview is with Jac Torres-Gomez, the newly minted president of Bike Bendigo. Jac talks about getting distracted at AGMs and getting voted President, riding with children, riding for transport, Bike Bendigo activities, commissioning murals, a huge range of activities for October bicycle month, promoting Bendigo as the bicycle capital of regional Australia and the 2018 Walking & Cycling Conference to be held in Bendigo.
Bicycle news includes Cr Jonathon Sri organising a pop-up bicycle lane in Brisbane, Yarra Councils 30kmh speed trial limit to go ahead in Collingwood/North Fitzroy streets and Collingwoods very own pop-up ‘gateway’ for Spring with a very large flowering tree on Wellington Street x Hotham Street.