Hey look, a brand spankin’ new bridge over the Merri Creek

Making connections: new Merri Creek Bridge between Northcote & Brunswick: on this weeks 3CR program produced at home due to COVID19 restrictions with one of our talented cats as producer, Chris talks to Juliet Hall and Helen McDonald from The Merri Creek Bridge Group about their story getting a new bridge built between Northcote and Brunswick, what they learnt along the way, getting Darebin and Moreland councils to listen to community concerns and importantly, getting a positive (and built!) outcome that supports local active transport.

Local news includes another positive outcome with Yarra Council voting (15 September 2020 Meeting minutes, this is the link to download the pdf) to proceed with 12 month trials with Elizabeth Street protected bicycle lanes in Richmond and the Park Street contra-flow to relieve pressure off the nearby Capital City Trail in Carlton / Fitzroy North during and after Stage 4 restrictions, local bike shops being able to reopen and the Walmer Street Bridge Coalition starting another petition (Change.org: It’s time to replace Walmer Street Bridge!) to restart the campaign to replace the no longer fit-for-purpose bridge over the Yarra River between Abbotsford and Kew.