Whittlesea Bicycle Users Group, serving the Whittlesea Cycling Community.
Whittlesea BUG members organise social rides for cyclists of all skill levels. There are regular rides on Sundays, (Twilight rides during Summer) as well as occasional weekend trips. Find out more about these rides.
Whittlesea BUG organises workshops and classes to educate cyclists about basic bicycle repairs and cycling skills.
Bicylce Networks - Swapping Seats
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/.
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.
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