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Support the 500,000 cyclists on St Georges Road bike path

Over half a million cycle journeys a year happen on the St Georges Rd cycle path. During the Melbourne Water pipe renewal project, the minor unsignalised crossovers have been closed, dramatically improving the safety and experience of the cycle path. Please support making these changes permanent by signing this petition.
https://www.change.org/p/protect-pedestrian-and-cyclist-safety-keep-st-g...

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November 2016

We've been busy!

Darebin BUG has been involved in these projects in the last couple of years:

Apply to become part of the Darebin Bicycle Advisory Committee

Expressions of interest now open for the Darebin Bicycle Advisory Committee

Would you like to make help to make Darebin more bike-friendly? Are you or is somebody you know passionate about supporting cycling? Darebin Council are seeking expressions of interest for people who live, work or study in Darebin to join the Darebin Bicycle Advisory Committee. You will have the opportunity to shape projects, provide input and advice on strategies, and help us understand the issues faced by people riding on our streets.

Community drop-in sessions for the Grange Rd level crossing removal on Saturday and Tuesday

Following the first round of community drop-in sessions, concept designs for removing the level crossing in Grange Road, Alphington, will be presented. The Level Crossing Removal Authority is holding a second round of community drop-in sessions so the local community can see the concept designs and provide feedback to the project team as we work towards the recommended design.
DROP IN AT ANY TIME DURING THESE SESSIONS:
Saturday 4 June, between 10am and 12pm
Tuesday 7 June, between 6pm and 8pm
Alphington Bowls Club, Parkview Road, Alphington

St Georges bike path counter

The website for the St Georges path bike counter has gone live. Check it out to see the live updates. More than a half a million counted over the last year (23 May 2015 to 23 May 2016 - 524,179 Counts).

Path disruption St Georges Road south of Arthurton Road - rescheduled

17 May Update:
These works have been rescheduled and different arrangements are being made which hopefully will be less disruptive for cyclists.
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Council contractors will be completing safety works immediately south of Arthurton Road from Wednesday 18 May to 3 June 2016. There will be a PATH CLOSURE between Arthurton Road and the pedestrian signals south of Hawthorn Road. Bike riders will be required to dismount and walk for the length of the works (roughly 350m). The scope of works is outlined in red in the attachment.

Bike racks on bus trial on routes 512 and 510

PTV, the bus industry and local councils are looking at new ways to improve public transport options. As part of this, fifteen buses operating across four bus routes in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria will take part in a twelve month trial of bike racks on buses.

The bike rack trial is aimed at making public transport more accessible for cyclists, who until now have been unable to board a bus with a bike.

Basic Bike Maintenance – Sunday 1st May

2-4pm Jika Jika Community Centre Northcote

Want to give your bike some love? This interactive beginner workshop covers the basics of how to look after your bike. There will be demonstration and advice on fitting your bike, bike tools and parts, safety checks, puncture repair, tyre pressure, removing and replacing wheels and oiling your chain. Run by a female facilitator.

Click www.darebintransport.eventbrite.com.au for more details and to book your spot

Rushall Reserve bike path

Yarra Council have released the designs for a new shared path in Rushall Reserve. Please make a submission during this latest round of community consultation at http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/environment/Parks-and-reserves/rushall-r...

Visit the Rushall Reserve Shared Path Draft Design consultation webpage to:

Footbridge replacement notice and upcoming closure of the Scott Gr footbridge (access point to the Darebin Creek Trail)

Construction works to replace the existing pedestrian footbridge at Scott Gr, Kingsbury with a new steel footbridge are planned to commence in late April 2016, and to be completed by June 2016. During the works there will be no access across the creek at this point. The nearest alternative crossing is at Dunne Street. Signs to notify path users will be placed at 3 entry locations at Dunne St, Winter Cr and Scott Gr.

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