If you have children at school in Boroondara, is their school participating in the Walk or Wheel Wednesday? This is a great initiative by the City of Boroondara to get kids out of cars, get them walking, riding and scooting, build fitness, independence and resilience. Walk or Wheel Wednesday is back for 2023 with great […]
Solar lighting has been installed on the Gardiners Creek Trail under Toorak Bridge. BBUG has been advocating for lighting at this location for some years and would like to thank City of Boroondara officers for liaising with Melbourne Water and VicRoads to resolve a design suitable for this location and delivering the project. The LED […]
Do you use the Walmer Street Bridge in Kew to cross the Yarra River? Construction works to replace the northern land bridge section of the bridge are expected to begin from mid-August 2022 (depending on weather). During construction, the Walmer Street Bridge will close in full for around 8 months. We encourage cyclists and pedestrians […]
One of BBUG’s members recently obtained an exemption and this is what they learned… The road rules say: Rule 250(1A)(b) amended by S.R. No. 96/2019 rule 11(5). (b) the rider of the bicycle is 13 years old or older and— (i) has a certificate signed by a registered medical practitioner; and (ii) the certificate states […]
Congratulations to the City of Yarra for showing commitment to deliver safe walking and cycling infrastructure including a commitment to deliver more safe speed 30kmh zones.
Listen to Ruth Jelley as she describes her ride on her ebike from Northcote to Swinburne University, Hawthorn. She presented this slide deck to the Boroondara Council when they voted on the Boroondara Bike Strategy. Thanks for sharing Ruth!
Are there improvements that you would like to see along the Gardiners Creek Trail in Boroondara? You can have your say by participating as part of the Draft Gardiners Creek (KooyongKoot) Masterplan public consultation via the link below. https://engage.boroondara.vic.gov.au/gardiners-creek-master-plan Consultation is open until 28 June 2022. Complete the survey above or join one of the […]
Congratulations to Dr Monique Ryan (Kooyong) and Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah – Labor for Higgins on their election as MP’s for Kooyong and Higgins. We look forward to them representing our community in federal parliament, and collaborating with the City of Boroondara to address climate change, particularly carbon emissions from transport via delivery of safe and connected cycling infrastructure.
Boroondara BUG, Whitehorse Active Transport Advocacy Group, Metro East BUG and Rides Electric commend Dr Monique Ryan for her call on the Morrison government to commit to fund the Box Hill to Hawthorn cycling and walking path. Dr Ryan has committed to securing funding for the Box Hill to Hawthorn shared path as one of […]
Great news for #cyclists, walkers, commuters, and families who use Boroondara’s famous #AnniversaryTrail. An elected Liberal Victoria State Government will allocate $8 million to build the missing link on the Anniversary Trail above Toorak Road in Glen Iris/Camberwell. This new bridge crossing and ramps will separate the Anniversary Trail from Toorak Road and improve safety […]