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Cycle Manningham – Lets Promote Secure Bicycle parking.

Do you think we could get  a plan together between council and transport groups to devise, and promote some where we could ride to, and then leave our bikes while we take the bus to work for the day? How about places the Kids an leave their bikes safely, then jump on the bus to […]

PEDESTRIANS A MEASURE OF IDEAL URBAN SPACES

“Artists, philosophers, urban planners and architects have been dreaming, writing about and drawing ‘ideal cities’ for hundreds of years…In most of these visions the pedestrian is the measure of ideal urban spaces.”  From European Cooperation in Science and Technology (Methorst 2010, p.34) Tracy D. Writes.. “Council have not provided the proper facilities for walking and cycling […]

WHY HAS INACTIVITY BECOME SO APPEALING?

Two thousand years ago, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, said, that if we all had “the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not to little and not to much, we would have found the safest way to health”. Unfortunately we have not heeded the advice from Hippocrates. Governments and local Councils should be doing more […]

WHAT SITTING TOO LONG CAN DO TO YOUR BODY

We know sitting too much is bad, and most of us intuitively feel a little guilty after a long TV binge. But what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average adult? Many things, says Dr Mercola, who detailed a chain of problems from head […]

COUNCILS LIABLE FOR INJURY ON SHARED PATHS

Manningham must now build dedicated bicycle paths–Footpaths are for pedestrians. Leading law firm Slater and Gordon have confirmed that Councils and the RTA  could be liable for any deaths or injuries occurring on shared bicycle paths. Currently there are no Speed Limits–No Risk Analysis or Duty of Care –No Insurance Cover–No Identification Required for Cyclists–No Means […]

COUNCIL WANT MORE PEOPLE TO WALK & CYCLE

“With the growth of Doncaster Hill a recent study forecasts a significant increase in locally generated traffic. In order to enhance livability and community well being we want to work with the community to come up with solutions as to how we can get more people to walk, cycle and use public transport”. Doncaster Road […]

DONCASTER HILL PED&CYCLE PLAN ABANDONED

Despite being endorsed by Councillors and approved by council engineers, after years of promoting the shared path circuit plan with expensive brochures and consultation etc., Manningham council had abandoned the scheme in 2009 due to safety concerns thought to have arisen from the excessive slopes of the area. Unfortunately all that is left of the […]

Leading Law Firm Confirms Councils and RTA Can Be Liable for Deaths and Injuries on Shared Bicycle Paths

No Speed Limits – No Risk Analysis or Duty of Care – No Insurance Cover – No Identification Required for Cyclists – No Means of Enforcement “Councils Must Build Dedicated Bicycle Paths – Footpaths Are For Pedestrians” Leading law firm Slater and Gordon has been retained by the Pedestrian Council of Australia to provide advice […]

Bike Paths in Manningham

If you look at the VicRoads Bicycle path map below you will see that there are a lot of proposed paths in Manningham, but mostly there is no path from A to B. There are a dozen “Green’ exclusive bike lanes – but most last under 2 km long – then become shared again.  Our […]

DEDICATED CYCLE PATHS

Manningham’s promotion of cycling to help reduce car dependency, tackle local car parking and traffic issues and encourage people to walk and cycle, has clearly failed. Photos taken recently, on a normal workday, show the Park and Ride at capacity and the Parkiteer bike cage, a free secure holding bay, containing only two bicycles.. The […]