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YarraBUG radio show is an initiative of the YarraBUG (Bicycle User Group)that explores all the best things about being on a bike!

YarraBUG radio show is an initiative of the YarraBUG (Bicycle User Group)that explores all the best things about being on a bike!
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Melbourne, VIC


YarraBUG radio show is an initiative of the YarraBUG (Bicycle User Group)that explores all the best things about being on a bike!






PO Box 1277 Collingwood Melbourne VIC AUSTRALIA 3066 +61 3 9419 8377


Vulnerable road users & behaviour change: new 30kph speed trial in Yarra

On this weeks show: first up Chris discusses vulnerable road users, behaviour change and floating signifiers in the aftermath of two young women's deaths in New York and South Yarra, including the Coburg hit and run incident involving a teenage girl from last year.Thanks for 30: Yarra City Council will soon be trialling a 30km/h speed limit in a pocket of Fitzroy and Collingwood, Adam Ferrante from The Rose St. Artists’ Market talks about growing up, living and working in Fitzroy and how he...


Lewis Ciddor rides the Tour Divide

Faith and Val are joined in the studio by endurance cyclist Lewis Ciddor. We swap bicycle moments before taking a look at local and overseas cycling news, particularly that affecting your transport options. Moreland Council have released their Draft Integrated Transport and Parking Strategy for feedback, but hurry, consultaion closes August 17th. Partially separated bike paths form part of the latest proposal for Sydney Road and the Walmer Street Bridge campaign is promised $200,000.00...


Australian Walk Bike Conference in Bendigo + MTF Yarra Transport Forum

Two interviews on this weeks program where Chris speaks to Rob Kretschmer and Cr Jackie Fristacky from City of Yarra.First up Rob Kretschmer from Bike Bendigo provides an update about the upcoming Australian Walking and Cycling Conference to be held in Bendigo in October 2018, with Melissa and Chris Bruntlett from Modacity announced as keynote speakers.Cr Jackie Fristacky discusses Metropolitan Transport Forum's series of town hall-style public conversations with local politicians about...


Air Quality in our cities

Nic and Val talk to how the air quality in cities is now coming into focus. How do we and other cities regulate emissions. When the air in our cities has serious effects on our health, the young and older hit hardest, what will we do. Melbourne Council asking for ideas on pricing transport. https://participate.melbourne.vic.gov.au/transportstrategy/transport-pricing?_ga=2.65914798.1886274446.1532644353-1671899498.1531350850


Making Melbourne transport more fun & equitable

On this week's program, Chris speaks to Penelope Bennett about her recent European trip, including the Study Tour Transport innovation in the Netherlands.Penelope talks about creating a more joyful image for cycling, especially riding for transport, infrastructure for different abilities, creating opportunities for mix mode transport, translating European cycling innovations for an Australian context and what future vision we really want for Melbourne, is it unhappy mega-road dominance or...


City of Melbourne Transport Discussion Paper. Who has the last say on streets of Melbourne.

Nic Dow from Melbourne BUG and Val talk to the recently released Melbourne City Council Transport Strategy Discusion Paper.https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/news-and-media/pages/car-priority-putting-the-brakes-on-melbourne.aspx. Nic gives a first hand account of the new roundabout on Moray St. South Melbourne. Hamburg becomes first city to ban diesal cars and trucks from...


Building Bridges: talking to Mike Waller about Walmer Street Bridge Coalition campaign

In fantastic 3CR Radiothon news: we've made OVER our target for Yarra Bicycle users Group Radio, thank you so much to everyone who donated!On this weeks program, Chris welcomes Mike Waller from the Walmer Street Bridge Coalition back to the 3CR studio for a catch up on this long running local campaign. Mike explains changes to the Salta site, recent history, what's needed to get a fit for purpose connection between Abbotsford and Kew and the community campaign that consists of Yarra and...


Shame and empowerment: comparing how we feel about bicycle repairs

Val and Faith kick off the show with studio guest Margot Abord of Universite de Lyon and we all share our bicycle moments, both rural and urban. We thank some more recent and very generous donatiuons from our listeners towards our Radiothon total. We take a look at recent news including; Lewis Ciddor's brilliant Tour Divide ride, Moray St bike infrastructure improvements sending some into a spin, the City of Melbourne Bicycle Transport Strategy discussion and City of Yarra feedback on...


This Girl Can + more #IPWR Tales

On this weeks program Chris speaks to Sarah Knight on Melburn Durt + Hurt contributing to This Girl Can and Henry Yates on his #IWPR adventures.Sarah Knight was interviewed at Jetnikoff Bicycle Co. after the screening of several clips created by This Girl Can ( also see Cycling Australia TGC site) with Melburn Durt + Hurt members talking about how cx & track cycling had changed their lives.On to more tales of (not the) Indian Pacific Wheelrace, Henry Yates, known to dotwatchers as...


#FightForYourMic + Ride for Refugees

Today's show is a special live one hour broadcast featuring the entire team, Chris, Val, Steve and Faith as part of the 2018 3CR Community Radio Radiothon.Val kicks off the show reciting "Mulga Bill's Bicycle" before Chris, Val and Steve share their bicycle moments. Next we thank those who've already donated to support the YarraBUG Radio Show and 3CR as part of the 2018 Radiothon. 3CR relies on the support of its listeners to stay on the air each year and the radiothon is your opportunity...


Rishi Fox riding the TransAtlantic Way and Zoe Condliffe on female access to cycling culture

Two interviews this week, Chris catches up with Rishi Fox riding the TransAtlanticWay, a 2500 km one stage self-supported road bike race between Dublin and Cork via The Wild Atlantic Way. She talks about bikepacking, her race choice decision, dotwatching and anticipated cultural highlights during the ride.Second interview is with Zoe Condliffe talking about her projects and involvement for female access to cycling culture in Melbourne, including using crowdmapping to document womens...


WeCycle - community and bicycles in Darebin

Val and Faith are joined in the studio this morning by Gayle Ilievski of WeCycle. We all share our bicycle moments before taking a look at news including the Giro d'Italia, Chad Haga's 'oversimplified' summaries of the Giro on twitter and the Melbourne Water pipeworks detour affecting commuters on the Edingburgh Gardens shared path. We also mention the 3CR Community Radio Radiothon coming up in a few weeks. Its not too early to donate and contribute your share, no matter how small, to...


Saving Anglesea Bike Park for future generations

On this weeks program Chris and Steve discuss local news and events, including Curve Cycling event, After the IPWR, riding in Toolangi with Aidan and friends from Riding For The Great Forest and plotting further bikepacking adventures with apps such as mapout. Mike Bodsworth chats about challenges facing the Anglesea Bike Park in the wake of Alcoa leaving town and potential future issues from freehold land having possiblity of being rezoned, with a loss or relocation of the bike park. Read...


News, Lillias Campbell Davidson & events

Val kicks off this week's show with an observation from Lillias Campbell Davidson, early 20th Century advocate and champion of women's cycling. Val and Faith share their bike moments before moving on to recent news including: an update on the Giro d'Italia, stage 9 winners and Froome's performance, Federal and State budgets amd the money NOT being provided for bike infrastructure and transport, and the end of the Thule Bright 24hr MTB race. Val fills us in on Lillias Campbell Davidson and...


Talking to Cr Jonathon Sri: Die-in protest on Vulture Street, Brisbane

This week Chris catchs up with Cr Jonathan Sri and discusses unpacking local issues that led to last week's Vulture St cyclist die-in action, including the lack of responsiveness from Brisbane City Council to Woolloongabba residents continual calls for improved infrastructure, background to "die-ins" as advocacy tactic (read Stop de Kindermoord and How Amsterdam became the bicycle capital of the world) and his explanation for recent Brisbane protests: Are Controversial Road Safety Protests...


Lobbying to suport active travel to school

Val and Faith are joined in the studio on this gorgeous autumn morning by Cate Hall of Our Children Our Schools. We kick off the show sharing our bike moments which, this week, feature kangaroos, the You Yangs and Portarlington mussels. We take a look at some news including the upcoming Giro d'Italia, the recent Handmade Bicycle Show, an increase in cyclist deaths in the Netherlands and the commitment of Yarra City Council to the Rushall Reserve Path.Discussion turns to the work of Our...


Bike Bendigo catch up, #GetOnBoardVic and Rushall Reserve update that raises questions

Two interviews on this weeks program, first up Chris catches up with Robert Kretschmer from Bike Bendigo about Project Underpass, their city receiving international accreditation from CycleLifeHQ as Australia's first Bicycle Friendly Community, and Australian Walking and Cycling Conference and Australia’s inaugural Bicycle Tourism Conference both happening in Bendigo this October.Second interview: Rosa McKenna from Better West spoke live from a #GetOnBoardVic Day of Action event at Wade...


Long bike rides - IndyPac catch-up and preparation for the Hunt 1000

Val and Faith kick off this week's show sharing their respective bike moments; adventures in recent rain and the learning curve associated with vintage road bikes. We cover news items including recent research about drivers and close passing of cyclists and the Amstel Gold road race. We catch up on progress with riders taking part in the ride of the Indian Pacific Wheel Race route and note that almost all riders that intend to finish the route have made it to Sydney Opera House with only a...


Melburn Durts Indypac adventures across Australia

This week, Chris chats to Elise and Kate from Melburn Durt IndyPac Team about their Indian Pacific Wheel Race experiences alongside Liz, Stef and Tess, riding a combined 5500km across Australia, including tales of inspiration, exhaustion, trail angels, dotwatchers and taking on massive personal challenges. You can catch up with two previous Melburn Durt IPWR interviews here: Post-Indian Pacific Wheelrace: Melburn Durt still going for a ride (12 February 2018)Talking to Melburn Durt: all...


Carlton Reid: Emerging issues for pedestrians, bicycle riders & autonomous vehicles

On this weeks show: Chris talks to Carlton Reid, editor at large for BikeBiz UK on emerging problematic issues and if autonomous vehicles are capable of detecting their surrounding environment, ("All cyclists will need to fit detection beacons, says cycle industry boss") in relation to the death of Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona.Local news includes the *long awaited* opening of the Darebin-Yarra trail connection at Sparks Reserve and #dotwatching self-supported cyclists who are riding...