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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/.

 
 
Annual General Meeting 2018
Last Updated on October 29, 2018

We invite you to listen to our dedicated committee who will report on the group's activities, achievements such as the TravelSmart Map project, finances for the previous financial year & finally the election of committee members.

In addition, a presentation from councils Engineering & Transportation team to discuss transport related issues within the area and offering the audience an opportunity for questions.

We will also have on display a new range of cycle clothing ranging from socks to jerseys which we are proposing to purchase. We shall be taking orders on the night. 

Light refreshments shall be provided.

Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2018
Start time: 7.30 pm
Location: Fountain View Room,Whittlesea Council Offices, 25 Ferres Bvd, South Morang
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$1.7 Million Upgrade to Merri Creek Park
Last Updated on Feburary 6, 2016

Merri Creek Park will benefit from a $1.7 million upgrade to develop visitor infrastructure – including 6km of bike and walking paths.

The investment, from the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) fund, will improve community access to the 650 hectare green space in Campbellfield, protecting the state and nationally significant native grasses.

The upgrade includes:

• a link to the Whittlesea Public Gardens in Lalor, which sits on the other side of the Hume Freeway

• a link between Somerset Rd and Horne St on the eastern side of the Merri Creek Park

• a trail within the park’s conservation zone

• a new bridge crossing over the Merri Creek

The GAIC is a one-off contribution payable by landowners developing urban housing in land that has been zoned for urban use and development in Cardinia, Casey, Hume, Melton, Mitchell, Whittlesea and Wyndham local government areas. GAIC funding supports Melbourne’s growing communities by contributing to state and regionally significant infrastructure including ambulance sites, parks, schools and public transport

 

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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