Jun 212012

Brilliant  turnout at the Bike Budget today considering the weather gods conspired against us. We reckon there would have been about four times more people had the weather prevailed. But the fact that we had enough people there to fill the whole Flinders Street intersection shows just how much people care about this issue.

Thanks to everyone who showed up, those who organised group rides, Bicycle Victoria and the many cycling groups and friends who helped fire up the troops! Here’s a photo. You look good!

Couldn’t make it? There are plenty of other things you can do to make your voice heard. You can email our premier ted.baillieu@parliament.vic.gov.au right now and tell him what you think.  You can write to your local member, visit your local member, join your local Bicycle User Group, start a local campaign, or get in touch with us (contact form on our website at www.melbournebug.org). And you can sign up for our email updates (enter your email address in the right hand panel), ‘like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

If you write to the Premier, ask him to fund these projects:

  • Physically separated lanes in St Kilda Rd from the Junction to the City
  • Bike lanes in Flinders Street and Spencer St, and across the Clarendon Street Bridge into the City.
  • Footscray Road bike bridge at Maribyrnong River (Shepherds Bridge)
  • Physically separated lanes in Flemington Road and Royal Parade

This campaign has only just started, and there’ll be plenty of other opportunities to get involved.

Well done everyone! Should be some coverage in the media today/tonight.

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