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 Government announced yesterday that it is reviewing the ban which is due to take effect on regional services from next month.
Castlemaine environmentalist and cyclist Jill Gibson says better use of luggage areas would allow bikes to fit comfortably on trains. She says cyclists have been handing out flyers and asking people to sign a petition against the ban.
“In that flyer we’ll be including contact details for anyone that people might want to contact and a copy of a letter that might help make it easier for them to do some protesting as well if they wanted to,” she said.
ABC Online: Organisers say around 100 people attended the protest. Photographer: Jemina Wilson
Protesters who travelled to Bendigo station from Castlemaine. Photographer: Jemina Wilson.
ABC Online: Jill Gibson delivered a letter to Cr. Keith Reynard outlining concerns about the bike ban. Photographer: Jemina Wilson
ABC Online: Jill Gibson of Mount Alexander Sustainability Group talks with Cr. Keith Reynard. Photographer: Jemina Wilson
ABC Online: Cr. Keith Reynard attended the protest then rode his bike to work. Photographer: Jemina Wilson
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