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Active Whitehorse News

Active Whitehorse News May/June 2019 is now online. Here’s a sample: Are Freeways a knotty problem- whats happening with NEL? PLUS: Whitehorse Budget Blues– Sport Australia’s AusPlay data supports WATAG’s concerns Bicycle Ballet Box Hill – Where is it headed? … Continue reading

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Whitehorse Budget Blues

Inequitable budget needs changing Whitehorse Council draft budget for 2019-2020 was published in April 18% of the population involved in structured club/sport will receive a massive 97% of the recreation related budget. The 82% who walk and ride for exercise, … Continue reading

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Whitehorse Rd?

More people – fewer cars. When cities prioritise the movement of people over cars, the whole city is enriched. Delft in Holland redesigned Papsouwselaan which was a 50 m wide post-war arterial, and created: One car lane each direction Dedicated … Continue reading

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Walking is not in the “scope”

Here’s why @DanielAndrewsMP, @VicGovDoT @roadprojectsvic @vicroads need to re-focus and include ALL of us in the scope of ALL projects. #ActiveTransport IS VITAL for our future. Hi, a pedestrian bridge does not form part of The Western Roads Upgrade scope. … Continue reading

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Save me a parking place please

20 people arrived for a meeting at our office in Copenhagen today. They filled up less than one spot for car parking. Imagine how much space in our cities we could use for urban life and people if we had … Continue reading

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Bikes Get the green light

Groningen: Green Phase for Cyclists from STREETFILMS on Vimeo. The Dutch create places with a difference … and their ideas actually work! We should try these ideas too. @VicGovDot and @vicroads should work with suburban councils to try this.

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Skyrail…good or bad?

Unlocking The True Potential Of Our Rail Corridors This is an excellent follow-up to the article in our recent Active Whitehorse News. A LESSON ON UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF ELEVATED RAIL: CAULFIELD TO DANDENONG LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL – Refer Aspect … Continue reading

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