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Talking to Luke Poland about Learning from London: How active travel can drive lockdown recovery:

On this weeks program recorded in the front room, Chris chats to Luke Poland from Sustrans about the recent Bicycle Network webinar,  Learnings from London: How active travel can drive lockdown recovery.

Local news includes City of Melbourne gaining Department of Transport support for fast-tracking 40km of seperated bike lanes to help active transport during and post COVID-19 pandemic and how you can support the ongoing Yarra Making Space initiative, including the Park Street contra flow bicycle lanes to ease the crowded Linear Park Trail in Fitzroy and Carlton North and the temporary Elizabeth Street seperated bike lanes in Richmond.

Luke discusses actions taken in London to improve physical distancing with active transport, how UK transport authorities differ in regards to positive working collaborations when compared to here in Victora, how UK walking and cycling advocates have a greater impact, work done by Tactical Urbanistas to brighten up urban spaces and even what you can do during the Melbourne lock down.

Speakers included Melissa Cazzato (Transport for London), Fran Graham (London Cycling Campaign), Brian Deegan (Urban Movement), Tactical Urbanistas and Stuart Outhred (RACV). Watch the presentation + Q&A on YouTube