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Belated , or whatever it's called, introduction: Yarra Bicycle Users Group advocates for cycling infrastructure, low emissions transport and works toward a safe, comfortable, fit for purpose bicycle network for everyone aged eight to eighty, as age should be no barrier to riding a bike

@yarrabike Thanks Chris! On the back of the news that the bike lane has been removed from the Shrine to Sea project, let's bring Critical Mass down Kerferd Rd in June. #CriticalMass

New! Protecting the Shrine to Sea Project, Chris Star chats to Julie Clutterbuck about Kerferd Road, protected bike lanes, traffic modelling, community panel & opposition. News incl 3CR radiothon, Climate Council report & Climate Ride

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📰May 2023: Good news for Elizabeth Street protected lanes and Walmer Street Bridge works, 30km trial update, Yarra Council Budget feedback, ‘Stay Tuned, Stay Radical’ radiothon & more


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Police search for driver after left with life-threatening injuries

The driver struck a bike rider at about 3:15am (3 April 2023) while driving a black Volkswagen hatchback along in , according to police

New! : Planning your cycling adventures, bicycle-themed news incl Paris Roubaix, 2023 Indy Pac, e-scooter trials, subscribing to YarraBUG newsletters, Chapel Street & more!

New : Talking to about gendered barriers to cycling, our bike moments, Paris referendum on e-scooters, Victorian Road Safety Inquiry call for submissions & podcasts

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The future of transportation isn’t the #Hyperloop or self-driving cars. It’s the bus, the bike, & the elevator. Via @Slate

AND it’s better land-use & infrastructure decisions, reprioritizing space & budgets, accessible streets, & smart pricing mechanisms.

New! Cycling issues in 's inner south + Chapel Street. Chris chats to Julie, Port Phillip Bicycle Users Group & Victoria, Stonnington Bicycle Users Group. themed news incl St Kilda Road bike lanes, , and

Latest Tina McCarthy : designing inclusive bicycle infrastructure, creating rides for women, skills, confidence, future goals, , personal safety in public space & improving city design

New! goes west + Super Tuesday counts. Chris chats to Pierre Vairo & Nathan Reading Topics incl active transport advocacy in antagonistic times, 's car dependency plus bonus Franco Cozzo ads if you listen carefully

Had a really great time at #criticalmass last night. The sun was hot, but the atmosphere was so lovely and the pub hangs at the end were a perfect vibe. Bike people are so friendly!!

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Juliet and Jones are up to something for participating in Friday's Franco Cozzo Footscray edition Critical Mass....

The podcast of Monday's @yarrabike Radio Show is online. Val and I caught up about new rail trails, old components, Footscray Road and Critical Mass, the brunswick Skyrail project and more.

🎧 New! Robert Lechte: Cyclists’ road deaths are a national health emergency

Bicycle-themed news incl College St Cycleway returns, , Melbourne & : Monster Parade👹

"Kids but no car: Meet one of the rarest families in Melbourne" Interesting framing altho families + ecargobikes would be far from outliers with comparable rebates to EVs, decent state govt cycling infra budgets & 30kmh limits on local streets

New! Yarra Bicycle Users Group Radio : Katie Falkiner, challenges & opportunities for in : the school run, transport equity for women, , and more! News incl make a submission supporting in Fed Budget & Pop up bike lanes survey

Actually that's a reasonable catch

'The incentive program, as reported by The Times, offers many opportunities for those in France to get a little help with that , but the bling subsidy is actually for those who are swapping their gas-guzzling, greenhouse gas-spewing automobile for an e-bike.

It also only applies to lower income households in specific urban areas'

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Rough maths/€ to AUD ($6160.60) 's existing 'Zero Emissions Vehicle Roadmap' $100m budget could provide approximately 16k as car replacement, or contribute towards part thereof

Superior ROI
Reduce emissions
Increased happiness

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A Mastodon instance aimed at (but not limited to) the cycling community.