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Last Updated on September 2, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Bicycle Centre - South Morang has renewed its sponsorship of the Whittlesea BUG, and both Zouki Lawyers and Maurice Blackburn Lawyers are new sponsors of the Whittlesea BUG.

 

Bicylce Networks - Swapping Seats

Last Updated on December 4, 2018
 

The 'Swapping Seats' intitative by Bicycle Network sets out to raise awareness about how people walking and riding should position themselves around trucks and heavy vehicles.

The blind spots of heavy vechicles and trucks block out a lot more of the road than people who ride bikes realise.

As part of Bicycle Network's 'Swapping Seats' campaign bike riders at Around the Bay were invited to sit in the drivers seat of a truck, to get an understanding of which parts of the road and road users a truck driver can see (the video below).

Bicycle Network has a full write-up including suggestions on how to be seen by large vehicles or trucks, which can be read at the link, https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/our-campaigns/swapping-seats/.

 

 

City of Whittlesea Bicycle Plan 2016-2020

Last Updated on September 24, 2016

 

City of Whittlesea's Bicycle Plan for 2016-2020 sets out how local council will advocate, facilitate and provide for more bicycle infrastructure and encourage more people to ride their bikes in our new and established communities.

The plan establishes the councils commitment to adopting bicycle use as a viable form of transport that contributes towards health, wellbeing and economic and environmental outcomes. It also encourages people to build social connections and participate in community life.

Funded 2016/17 Projects Include:

Darebin Creek Trail - Sycamore Reserve to Findon Road (Stages 3 - 8)
Plenty Road Shared Path - McKimmies Road to Bush Boulevard
Yan Yean Pipe Track - Vincent Drive to Gordons Road and Crabapple Road to Buttress Cresecent
Findon Road Shared Path - The Lakes Boulevard to Henderson Bridge
Henderson Road Bridge - Modifications to cater for cyclists
Findon Road - Pedestrian/cyclist refuge island east of Darebin Creek

See the full bicycle plan here.

 

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Northern Region Cycling Strategy

Last Updated on September 24, 2016

A new regional trails strategy for Melbourne's north was Launched at Federation square last week, with more than 780km of off-road trails to be built, upgraded and linked.

Victorian Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events the Hon. John Eren MP unveiled the plans for the Northern Regional Trails Network (NRTN) which includes 120 existing trails and 96 proposed trails and will link attractions including Montsalvat, Organ Pipes National Park, La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary and the Heidelberg Artist Trail.

Funded and developed by seven of Melbourne's major northern municipalities including (Banyule, Whittlesea, Darebin, Morland, Hume, Yarra and Nillumbik), the Northern Regional Trails Strategy provides a blueprint and strategic framework for the future development and maintenance of a recreational offroad trail network in Melbourne's north.

See the full strategy.

 
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Whittlesea BUG on Strava

Last Updated on September 21, 2016

Whittlesea BUG is now on Strava. You can join the strava club here.

 

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