‘It’s time to follw Paris and disincentive SUVs on our streets’ Credit: Cr Sophie Wade, Instagram

Talking to Cr Sophie Wade & Julian O’Shea: on this weeks program Chris talks to Cr Sophie Wade from Yarra City Council and Julian O’Shea. Cr Sophie Wade talks about recent improvements in Yarra including 30km/h speed zonesTransport Action Plan 2023-2033, and Notice of Motion No. 5 of 2024 – Dangers of oversized vehicles (see page 61 of council meeting agenda) taking a cue from parking changes in Paris,(The Age: Council could slug ‘truckzillas’, utes and SUVs with higher parking fees, 9 March 2024) which is the first of its kind in Australia. Go to the Yarra Council Meeting page for 12 March 2024 and scroll to “Registering for the Meeting” for how to participate in this meeting by 6.30pm, Monday 11 March.

Julian O’Shea talks about his upcoming Comedy Festival show, M is for Melbourne at DoubleTree by Hilton and his honesty-based ticket prices around how you arrive at the show (ranging from $28.63 to $155.01), his Guinness World Record Attempt, transport design issues, BikeSpot project, City of Melbourne Future Streets Framework and a cheeky discount code for riders listening to this podcast.

Program music:

Shonen Knife, Cycling is fun

Bonobo, Linked