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==Boroondara Bicycle Users' Group (BBUG)==
 
==Boroondara Bicycle Users' Group (BBUG)==
The '''Boroondara BUG''' ('''''BBUG''''') is a voluntary group working to promote the adoption of a safe and practical environment for utility and recreational cyclists in the [https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/ City of Boroondara]. We have close links with the City of Boroondara, [https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/ Bicycle Network], and other local Bicycle Users Groups (BUGs). Two of the positions on the [https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/our-city/cycling-walking/cycling/bicycle-advisory-committee Boroondara Bicycle Advisory Committee (BBAC)], which meets quarterly, are assigned to Boroondara BUG members.
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The '''Boroondara BUG''' ('''''BBUG''''') is a voluntary group working to promote the adoption of a safe and practical environment for utility and recreational cyclists in the [https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/ City of Boroondara]. We have close links with the City of Boroondara, [https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/ Bicycle Network], and other local Bicycle Users Groups (BUGs).
  
 
===Getting in touch with BBUG===
 
===Getting in touch with BBUG===
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Boroondara BUG meetings are normally held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month except January, and on some rare occasions.
 
Boroondara BUG meetings are normally held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month except January, and on some rare occasions.
  
The next meeting will be held on <u>Wednesday 10th May</u> at 7pm, in the upstairs function room of the [http://elgininn.com.au/ Elgin Inn], [https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Elgin+Inn+Hotel/@-37.821196,145.023114,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6ad64249bae66779:0x8e2cbef2eca02cf!8m2!3d-37.821196!4d145.025308 cnr Burwood Rd and Elgin St, Hawthorn] (''subject to availability''). Some of us meet at the Elgin Inn around 6.30pm for a meal prior to the meeting. [[Meeting Minutes|Meeting Minutes are also found on this wiki]].
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The next meeting will be held on <u>Wednesday 8th May 2019</u> at 7pm, in the upstairs function room of the [http://elgininn.com.au/ Elgin Inn], [https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Elgin+Inn+Hotel/@-37.821196,145.023114,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6ad64249bae66779:0x8e2cbef2eca02cf!8m2!3d-37.821196!4d145.025308 cnr Burwood Rd and Elgin St, Hawthorn] (''subject to availability''). Some of us meet at the Elgin Inn around 6.30pm for a meal prior to the meeting. [[Meeting Minutes|Meeting Minutes are also found on this page of this site]].
  
==News==
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===Reporting Problems related with bicycle riding===
===Reporting Problems===
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Please [http://www.bigyak.net.au/fixpoint/bikesurvey1.html?st=vic&bbox=144.983,-37.893,145.106,-37.777&cat=a,b,d,h,o,p,r,v&desc=true report any problems or hazards] you know of in Boroondara that need fixing. If you have a problem with a VicRoads road (debris, potholes, etc.) report it to the VicRoads Traffic Management Centre: telephone 131 170, available 24 Hrs a day - or [https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/traffic-and-road-use/report-a-road-issue via the VicRoads website]. If it's a council road call the local council.
 
Please [http://www.bigyak.net.au/fixpoint/bikesurvey1.html?st=vic&bbox=144.983,-37.893,145.106,-37.777&cat=a,b,d,h,o,p,r,v&desc=true report any problems or hazards] you know of in Boroondara that need fixing. If you have a problem with a VicRoads road (debris, potholes, etc.) report it to the VicRoads Traffic Management Centre: telephone 131 170, available 24 Hrs a day - or [https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/traffic-and-road-use/report-a-road-issue via the VicRoads website]. If it's a council road call the local council.
 
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As an alternative, if you have a mobile smart phone with a camera, you can also try [http://www.snapsendsolve.com/ SnapSendSolve].
 
As an alternative, if you have a mobile smart phone with a camera, you can also try [http://www.snapsendsolve.com/ SnapSendSolve].
  
===Save the date===
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*[https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=181598 Ride On Stonnington 2017] is in <daysuntil in="days">17-Apr-2017</daysuntil>.
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==News==
*[http://melburnroobaix.co/ Melburn Roobaix 2017] is in <daysuntil in="days">25-Jun-2017</daysuntil>.
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===2019===
*[https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/around-the-bay/ Around The Bay in a day 2017] (ATB) is in <daysuntil in="days">8-Oct-2017</daysuntil>.
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====January 2019====
====Passed events====
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[[File:Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail 2018 BH to Anniversary Trail.jpg|400px|right]]
*[[Media:BBUG-social-ride-1-2017.pdf|The first social ride for 2017]] was held on 26<sup>th</sup> March 2017.
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* The Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Level Crossing Removal Project was announced in December 2018. This project provides an excellent opportunity to build the section of the [[Eastern Rail Line Trail|Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail]] connecting Box Hill with the Anniversary Trail in Camberwell, following the route of the railway line utilising where possible available land in the rail corridor.
*[https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/sixty-ride/locations/4386/ SixtyRide Glenhuntly] was held on 26<sup>th</sup> March 2017.
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*[https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/programs/2242/ National Ride2School Day 2017] was held on 17<sup>th</sup> March 2017.
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Further information about this opportunity and a petition you can download and sign is available here [http://www.victorian-cycling-network.org/bicycle-routes/melbourne-planned/hawthorn-to-box-hill-bike-trail/surrey-hills-and-mont-albert-level-crossing-removals Surrey Hills and Mont Albert level crossing removals - Victorian Cycling Network]
*[https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/for-government-and-business/459/ Super Tuesday Bicycle Count 2017] was held on 7<sup>th</sup> March 2017.
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*[http://ridethenight.org.au/ Ride the Night (Melbourne) 2017] was held on 28<sup>th</sup> January 2017.
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===2018===
*[https://tourdemelburn.co/#post-28 Tour De Melburn 2016] was held on 4<sup>th</sup> December 2016.
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====July 2018====
*[https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/racv-great-victorian-bike-ride/ Great Victorian Bike Ride 2016] started on 26<sup>th</sup> November 2016.
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*[[Media:Walmer St bridge petition.pdf | Sign the Walmer Street Bridge Petition]] - Help fix the Walmer Street bridge. [[File:BBUG at Bicycle Network Bicycle Day 2018.png|thumb|BBUG at World Bike Day 2018 with Bicycle Network]]
*[https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/for-government-and-business/460/ Super Sunday Recreation Count 2016] was held on 13<sup>th</sup> November 2016.
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*[http://www.ride2work.com.au/ Ride2Work Day 2016] was held on 12<sup>th</sup> October 2016.
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====February 2018====
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*The North East Link Authority has announced a series of community workshops in February and March. The first is focussed on walking and cycling. Registration is essential. [https://northeastlink.vic.gov.au/community See this page for more information].
  
 
===2017===
 
===2017===
====February 2017====
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====August 2017====
*The Boroondara council has a [https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/your_council/your%20say/Boroondara-Community-Plan-Stage-One 10 year plan survey]. There is a short statement required as part of the survey and we need as many people as possible to complete the survey and mention cycling, and infrastructure projects such as the Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail and the NEBC. When you complete the survey you have the opportunity to attend one of their forums to have a more detailed say. If you can’t attend you have the opportunity to participate online or to attend one of the drop in sessions which are also listed on the link.
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*Boroondara Council has an [http://boroondara.fluidsurveys.com/s/Traffic/ online survey on Traffic Management Policy]. The current Traffic Management Policy was adopted by Council in 2006.  It was a single document that guided response to and investigation of traffic concerns. After 11 years, it is time for a review and refresh.
**The survey comprises of one written statement, and a few multiple choice questions. ''It should take under 5 minutes.''
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==Up and coming events==
 
==Up and coming events==
Note: always check the details directly with the organisers just in case changes or errors have occurred.  In the calendar below, click on the little down arrow (far right hand side, past the Agenda tab), to select your view of the world. See also our calendar maintained especially for our [[Affiliates|Affiliates.]]
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Note: always check the details directly with the organisers just in case changes or errors have occurred. See also our calendar maintained especially for our [[Affiliates]].
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[http://www.melbournecyclist.com/forum/topic/show?id=1684380%3ATopic%3A2721 To display these calendars on your website, have a look here.] Then stick this [[Media:CyclingCalendarsHTML.txt|code]] into your page. Search for [http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=139970 new calendars.]
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===Save the date===
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*[https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/rides-and-events/ride2school/ National Ride2School day 2019] is in <daysuntil in="days">22-Mar-2019</daysuntil>.
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====Passed events====
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*[https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/our-services/counts/super-tuesday/ Super Tuesday 2019] was held on 5<sup>th</sup> March 2019.
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*[https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/rides-and-events/around-the-bay/ Bicycle Network's Around the Bay (ATB) 2018] was held on 7<sup>th</sup> October 2018.
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*[https://fyxo.co/pages/melburn-roobaix Melburn Roobaix 2018] was held on 24<sup>th</sup> June 2018.

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Boroondara Bicycle Users' Group (BBUG)

The Boroondara BUG (BBUG) is a voluntary group working to promote the adoption of a safe and practical environment for utility and recreational cyclists in the City of Boroondara. We have close links with the City of Boroondara, Bicycle Network, and other local Bicycle Users Groups (BUGs).

Getting in touch with BBUG

Our email address for communications to the BUG is .

Additional contact details can be found on the contact us page.

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Monthly Meetings

Boroondara BUG meetings are normally held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month except January, and on some rare occasions.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 8th May 2019 at 7pm, in the upstairs function room of the Elgin Inn, cnr Burwood Rd and Elgin St, Hawthorn (subject to availability). Some of us meet at the Elgin Inn around 6.30pm for a meal prior to the meeting. Meeting Minutes are also found on this page of this site.

Reporting Problems related with bicycle riding

Please report any problems or hazards you know of in Boroondara that need fixing. If you have a problem with a VicRoads road (debris, potholes, etc.) report it to the VicRoads Traffic Management Centre: telephone 131 170, available 24 Hrs a day - or via the VicRoads website. If it's a council road call the local council.

Which is which?
  • VicRoads roads are marked using black and red lines in the Melway.

As an alternative, if you have a mobile smart phone with a camera, you can also try SnapSendSolve.


News

2019

January 2019

Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail 2018 BH to Anniversary Trail.jpg
  • The Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Level Crossing Removal Project was announced in December 2018. This project provides an excellent opportunity to build the section of the Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail connecting Box Hill with the Anniversary Trail in Camberwell, following the route of the railway line utilising where possible available land in the rail corridor.

Further information about this opportunity and a petition you can download and sign is available here Surrey Hills and Mont Albert level crossing removals - Victorian Cycling Network

2018

July 2018

February 2018

  • The North East Link Authority has announced a series of community workshops in February and March. The first is focussed on walking and cycling. Registration is essential. See this page for more information.

2017

August 2017

  • Boroondara Council has an online survey on Traffic Management Policy. The current Traffic Management Policy was adopted by Council in 2006. It was a single document that guided response to and investigation of traffic concerns. After 11 years, it is time for a review and refresh.

Older news

Older news that once appeared in this section has been moved to the News Archive.

Rides

A supplementary section contains rides calendars for various clubs and BUGs in the Boroondara area and surrounding suburbs. The supplementary section is not archived on this web site.

See the Rides page also.

Up and coming events

Note: always check the details directly with the organisers just in case changes or errors have occurred. See also our calendar maintained especially for our Affiliates.

Save the date

Passed events

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