We kick off the program with a couple of news items including; Victoria Walks release of their position paper on Safe Urban Speed Limits. Often it is very difficult for local councils to change speed limits and Victoria Walks think it should be easier forcouncils to implement lower speed limts near schools, activity centres and residential areas. We tend to agree!
– Infrastructure Victoria have realeased their research paper (does everyone spend the summer holidays writing papers?) on policy options to get Melbourne moving post-2020, called Transporting Melbourne. It includes suggestions such as financial incentives to encourage people to ride to work (page 50) and fast-tracking infrstructure like the the St Kilda Rd bike lanes and others to encourage peopleto see riding as a safe option, (page 53).
– The Environmental Performance Authority performance group is an ecological performance group that focuses on how we are interconnected with our environment. Their project Hidden In Plain Sight seeks to uncover and share the hidden places and pleasures we discovered in the City of Yarra during the lockdowns of 2020. Get along to the introductory forum at Bargoonga Nganjin Library, North Fitzroy at 6:30pm Thursday February 4th, share what you discovered and hear all about the project. EPA will make dances and a sensory walk and bike ride to celebrate some of these places and insights on March 27th and 28th. You can register to attend the fourm here.
Val talks about H G Wells, a source of some of his best bicycle stories, before we move on to some upcoming events imncluding: the Great Otway Gravel Grind, the Outer Wombat Gravel Grind and a second GromPre as well as the come-back of the Full Moon Ride this coming Friday.(Listen for details from Val)