First image: Jeremy Lawrence (Streets Alive Yarra) is pushing for more pedestrian crossings and wider footpaths in his suburb. Credit: Paul Jeffers. Second image: supplied by Matthew Mclaughlin from The Conversation article

Shortfall for Victorian active transport + talking to Matthew Mclaughlin about low-speed streets: on this weeks program Chris interviews Matthew Mclaughlin, co-author of The Conversation: Busted: 5 myths about 30km/h speed limits in Australia where leadership is needed to counter myths about 30km/h speed limits that are misinforming public and political opinion. Matthew is a PhD Candidate at the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle and you can follow him on twitter.

Local news includes another examination of transport priorities by Timna Jacks in The Age: State urged to fund walking, cycling projects or miss targets, that includes commentary from Victoria Walks and Streets Alive Yarra plus some extended editorialising about a continual lack of benchmarks and leadership in Victoria.

Also Ted Davis from Queensland contacted us recently about a call out for people who participated in the Great Nullabour Bike Ride (GNBR) from Adeliade to Perth (29 September – 26 October 1996) 2021 is the 25th anniversary and Ted who love to hear from anyone who was on the GNBR, contact him on teddavis19542{AT}

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