Archive for January, 2008

BtBB Ban review submission

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Following is the text of Bin the Bike Ban's submission to the DOI review of the peak-hour bike ban. ---- Bin the Bike Ban is a coalition of cycling groups and individuals gathered to overturn the recent Department of Infrastructure ban of bicycles on peak-hour trains. We represent over 500 individuals and ...

Midland Express: Bike Ban review welcomed

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

From the January 29th edition of the Midland Express, a Elliott Midland Newspaper Group that covers Castlemaine, Kyneton & Woodend.

“Bike commuters cop a rough ride”

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Featuring our very own Russell Cadman! The Advocate, 2008-01-22: RUSSELL Cadman used to love combining his cycling hobby with the public transport commute from his Woodend home to work in Keilor. He would ride to the Woodend railway station, board the V/Line train with his bike, get off at St Albans and ride ...

Meeting 10am Sat 26/1, CERES Cafe

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Please join your fellow fit & fired-up cyclists for brunch at CERES Cafe this Saturday. Saturday 10am, 26th January. CERES Cafe, 8 Lee Street East Brunswick. Purpose of meeting: Appraise progress and reappraise aims Articulate and hash out requests to take to DOI Enjoy badgy goodness Lycra-off competition* Photo from the first meeting:

BtBB to make submission to DoI review

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Some good news. Bin the Bike Ban has been invited by the Department of Infrastructure to make a submission to the review of the bike ban. We will send in our submission by next Tuesday (29th Jan) and I would expect to have some response back about that late that week. If ...

Bendigo: Ban prompts action

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Bendigo Advertiser: Ban prompts action Central Victorian bike activists plan to take the success of a rethink on train bike bans further and advocate for greater integration between rail and bike use. Up to fifty cyclists - many of them catching the morning service from Castlemaine with cardboard replica bikes - ...

Castlemaine: Bike ban protest

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Alan Bull and Mark Slater protesting against the bike ban. Photographer: Jemina Wilson ABC Central Victoria: Bike ban protest ABC Online: Train bike ban sparks protest Cyclists have been at the Castlemaine and Bendigo railway stations in central Victoria this morning protesting against a ban on bicycles on peak hour trains. The State ...

Stakeholders in the DoI review

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

As you will see in the media Minister Kosky has done about the Department of Infrastructure's planned "review" of the bike ban, they plan to contact all relevant "stakeholders" for consultation. Yesterday afternoon I rang Ms Kosky's office to find out how representatives from the Bin the Bike Ban (BtBB) campaign ...

Are Bicycle Victoria incompetent or merely complacent?

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Let's run through a quick history of BV's responses on this issue, shall we? January 1st. Herald-Sun, Call for bike lockers not bans: Public Transport Minister Lynne Kosky said despite the lack of public notice for the ban, the Government had been discussing the issue for some time. "There had been consultation with all ...

Todays media on the ‘bike ban review’

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Part One: Channel Nine (22/01/08) Find more videos like this on Melbourne Cyclist Part Two: Channel Ten (22/01/08) Find more videos like this on Melbourne Cyclist Audio of interview on RRR-FM's 'Along For The Ride'. (mp3, running time approx 18 minutes, file size 3M)