It's only a week to go to this year's State Bike Week.
There's a wonderful number and variety of events, family rides, Tour de Femme, century ride, ..., for the full calendar of events go to http://www.tasbikeweek.net.au/
The Tasmanian Bicycle Council AGM will be held on Sunday 2 December at 2pm in Hobart (venue to be confirmed but likely to be the New Sydney Hotel in Bathurst St).
The minutes of the 2011 AGM are on the Resources page.
Positions on the Committee of Management are up for re-election (Chair, Deputy Chair, Secretary, Treasurer). To nominate you can send an email to me (Mary - Public Officer) at TasmanianBicycleCouncil@dier.tas.gov.au . The relevant section from the Rules of Incorporation is listed below.
Hopefully we'll see you there.
Secretary - TBC
1. Election to the Management Committee
1.1. Nominations of candidates for election as officers of Tasmanian Bicycle Council Inc or as ordinary Management Committee members are to be:
1.1.1. Made in writing by the candidate
1.1.2. Delivered to the Public Officer of Tasmanian Bicycle Council Inc at least seven days before the date fixed for the holding of the Annual General Meeting.
1.2. If insufficient nominations are received to fill all vacancies on the Management Committee:
1.2.1. The candidates nominated are considered to be elected; and
1.2.2. Further nominations are to be received at the Annual General Meeting.
1.3. If the number of nominations received is equal to the number of vacancies to be filled, the persons nominated are considered to be elected.
1.4. If the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled, a ballot is to be held.
1.5. A ballot for the election of the officers and ordinary Management Committee members is to be conducted at the Annual General Meeting, and shall be secret and under the supervision of two scrutineers appointed by the Chairperson from the members present.
The Why Ride competition is closed and the winners have been announced. In a strange twist of fate, the bicycle rider winner, Asta Binnie, was announced by Rik Goddard on ABC radio just minutes after one of her own tracks had been played on that station. She received her $1000 prize earlier this week at BikeRide. Annie Rouse, of South Launceston, won the walking prize donated by The Jolly Swagman, and Cameron Ward of Glenorchy won the bussing prize donated by Metro.
Winner Asta Binnie will be in attendance to receive her prize today at BikeRide
– 74a Liverpool Street, Hobart
A one day ride leaders course is being offered to teachers, youth leaders and social riding group leaders. The course is being run by an Austcycle qualified instructor.
Time: 9am to 4.30pm
Venue: TBC (Glenorchy)
Max Participants: 10
Characteristics of the Group: Current or prospective ride leaders who have intermediate bike riding skills and have experience in leading groups in outdoor or recreational activities
Target Session Outcome: Achieve knowledge and skills to lead a group of riders (who skills might range from beginner to intermediate) in a range of environments.
Participants to supply: bikes, helmets, safety vest (if have), and writing material (pad / pen), .
Cost: $70 plus gst (includes: learning materials, sample forms, handouts, any specific training equipment)
The course will be a mixture of training room activities and skill practice sessions. Although not an accredited Austcycle course the learning outcomes will align to some of the Austcycle Teacher modules.
To register your interest email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Mary at Cycling South 03 6273 4463.
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See a full video of the days events here: http://vimeo.com/21294199
The Bike Futures conference was held in Hobart on Friday 4th March and was attended by a large number of local and state government representatives. Presentations on behaviour change, road widths, bicycle parking and increasing cycling participation provided insight from experts in the various fields. Of note was Jonathan Daly: http://www.bv.com.au/file/Jonathan%20Daly_2.pdf who provides a refreshing approach to what actually causes behaviour change and Cameron Munro who challenges the notion that wider traffic lanes are safer and presented on an evaluation of Strengthened Bicycle Lanes: http://www.bv.com.au/file/file/SKM%20Strengthened%20bike%20lanes.pdf
The Australian Bicycle Council met in Hobart recently and members rode along Sandy Bay Rd and received a briefing from the consultant involved in the cycle/walkway development. The Australian Bicycle Council is the national body that manages and coordinates implementation of the Australian National Cycling Strategy. They have a useful list of reports, publications and resources for anyone interested topics around cycling such as engineering and planning, education and training, encouragement and promotion, enforcement and road safety as well as recreation and funding. They have also recently released the Australian National Cycling Strategy 2011 -1016.
There were some concerning developments in Launceston several weeks ago when the Council voted to remove new bike lanes installed on Normanstone Rd after complaints from residents. The aldermen voted against officer’s advice to delay removing the lanes until an evaluation had been conducted. Thankfully a compromise has been reached and only the middle section of the lanes will be removed.
Here is a general article on the network rollout last year:
Here is the examiner article on the lane removal:
Here is the Council Report which details the residents concerns:
Hobart Bike Futures Seminar - Friday 4 March 2011, 9am – 4pm.
Venue: Lower Ground Conference Room, Hobart City Council
The Bike Futures program is building the capacity of local government across Australasia to get More People Cycling More Often.
Bike Futures works with government, industry professionals and community leaders to unlock cycling solutions at the local, state and national level.
The Hobart Bike Futures Seminar will focus on the latest thinking and major issues confronting communities as we move to embrace the bicycle revolution.
The seminar will include presentations from two of Australia’s leading cycle industry consultants - Jonathan Daly, GHD on ‘Behaviour Change and Riding Culture’ and Dr Cameron Munro, SKM on ‘Separation and Lane Width’.
The Bike Futures team will also be showcasing the key learnings from the 2010 Bike Futures Conference and showcasing the keynote presentations given by Roger Geller, City of Portland and Michael Jones, Alta Planning and Design.
The Hobart Bike Futures Seminar will include numerous opportunities to discuss issues, ask questions and network in a collegial, forum-style format.