Clay Lucas from The Age met with Peter Campbell from BBUG to discuss opportunities to improve cycling in the seat of Hawthorn and visit some locations on bikes. You can read his coverage and watch a video here. We visited three locations: See also
The Department of Transport (DoT) has just opened online consultation on preferred design option to improve the Anniversary Trail at Toorak Road. Boroondara BUG supports Boroondara Council’s recommendation arising from previous community consultation for a bridge to be constructed for the shared path over Toorak Road. This is Option 4 in the DoT survey. You […]
BBUG is asking all candidates in the 2022 Victorian state election to commit to the following opportunities for improving cycling and increasing the number of bike trips for people of all ages. Kew Hawthorn Ashwood State-wide issues BBUG requests that: There are lots of potential projects that could be funded – either implemented by major […]
Walmer St Bridge closure
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!
The Boroondara Services Delegated Committee met on 11 July 2022 to discuss and vote on the 2022-2032 Bike Strategy. You can view consideration of the draft Bike Strategy in the video below. There were several presentations from members of the public. The BBUG presentation to the meeting begins at 1:01:40. In summary, BBUG opposed the […]
The Boroondara Services Delegated Committee is meeting on 11 July 2022 to consider the Council Officer’s Report on the Boroondara Bicycle Strategy. Boroondara Bicycle Users Group (BBUG) is concerned that suggested amendments to the draft strategy and implementation plan (p24) will prevent the construction of a safe cycling route for students to get to schools […]
Boroondara Council officers have engaged engineering consultants to assess feasibility and develop functional plans for two sections of the Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail corridor. 1. Elgin Street to Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn (including an underpass at Power Street). 2. Burke Road to Stanhope Grove, Camberwell. The focus of the work is looking at how off-road […]