The Australian Bicycle Council (ABC) is the national body that oversees and coordinates the implementation of the Australian National Cycling Strategy (NCS). The vision for the NCS is: More cycling, to enhance the well-being of all Australians.
The NCS aims to establish strategies for increasing cycling across portfolios including transport, planning, environment, health, sport and recreation and tourism and coordinate the efforts of the three spheres of government towards a set of common goals.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is interested in working with a range of agencies and stakeholders to achieve significant outcomes in sustainable transport.
The Executive Officer will work with the ABC and provide high level support to it and its Chair. The position will be located in the Austroads national office in Sydney. Austroads is the association of Australian and New Zealand road transport and traffic authorities.
More in the online job description. So if you reside in inner Sydney, like bicycles, have substantial industry and consultative experience and also like the sound of 70K pa, get to it!
The “Critical Mass” (CM) bicycle procession held in Budapest during yesterday’s Earth Day celebrations drew upwards of 50,000 participants, which organizers say made it the largest such event in the world, writes origo.hu.
And most of those 50, 000 cyclists took part in Budapest’s bloody huge mass bike lift. A slightly different flavour to the usual CMass franchises, but equal parts jaw-dropping and inspirational! More jaw-dropping videos on YouTube.
So did the Earth move for you today? Or was that dull thud you heard, the sound of Howards climate change denialism changing into top gear?
In local reportage, if you’re interested in riding in this years ATB and prefer a recumbent, it would pay to read the fine(r) print in the Terms and Conditions of Entry. (see below) Hopefully there will be a suitable resolution to this impasse, there always should be due consideration given for risk management, but as the ATB is a public event, it’s probably not actually beholden to any UCI regs?!? Disc brakes to be banned next? Pink girly bikes?
Mode of Transport 17. Only standard, two-wheeled, human-powered bicycles are permitted on the 250km, 210km and 100km Ride options. Unicycles, recumbents, scooters, motorised and power-assisted bicycles, child seats, tagalongs, trailers and animals are not permitted on the 250km, 210km and 100km Ride Options.
18. Standard, two-wheeled, human-powered bicycles plus unicycles and recumbents are permitted on the 50km Ride Option. Scooters, motorised and power-assisted bicycles, child seats, tagalongs, trailers and animals are not permitted on the 50km Ride Option.
19. Hand-powered bicycles are permitted on all Ride Options.
Todays random linkage dump
It actually rained in Melboring on Saturday. In further startling news, it may rain again this coming weekend. The cats were scared by the strange noise and fled into hiding!
LinkUp Melbourne – Sustainable Transport Campaign: Our government needs to provide viable alternatives to private car use. Cities like Vancouver, Toronto and Perth have increased their share of travel by public transport while Melbourne has not, despite the fact that these cities have fewer rail tracks, spend less per person on transport, and have a lower population density.
YouTube: Monkey Dust – The Cyclists. All so wrong, but somehow so right. Reminds me of Kraftwerk, for obvious reasons, although I think Ralf and Florian would find it moderately amusing. Karl wouldn’t, but we know that ..
Want to curb your emissions on longhaul air travel? Go to Google Maps and peruse point 24 right here and follow the wise advice. If you dare.
Bike Month NYC is Nearly Here! Why do over 120,000 New Yorkers ride their bikes everyday? It’s fun, healthy and a great way to get around the City. Every May we salute these daily cyclists and give you over 200 opportunities to get on a bike and give it a try.
Australian Stuart O’Grady claimed the biggest win of his European racing career with a stunning victory in the legendary Paris-Roubaix one-day classic here today.
The 33-year-old CSC cyclist from Adelaide became the first Australian to win the race known as the “Hell of the North”, crossing the finish line in the Roubaix velodrome in just over six hours but nearly a minute ahead of Juan Antonio Flecha of Spain and former winner Steffen Wesemann of Switzerland.
O’Grady played his hand perfectly over the 259 kilometres, getting in with a group of 34 riders, including two of his CSC team-mates, that went on to build a maximum lead of nearly five minutes on the peloton.
April 16, 2007 at 12:40 am · Filed under Cockheads
Radio personality Steve Price has been charged with drink driving in a north Sydney suburb. Police said they arrested a 52-year-old man in Neutral Bay on Saturday night and charged him with mid-range drink driving, but would not name the man.
Oh sorry, yes, we do remember this rather angry little man when he used to announce on 3yAWn. Obviously the TAC’s long-running “Drink, Drive, Bloody Idiot” campaigns in the 1980′s and 1990′s didn’t hit the mark with Mr Price. As neither did “Only a little bit over?” but he was in Sydney by this point. Rather unrelated, but timely, click here to read The Age Letters page from November 2004. Now scroll down and read the two letters, the first one (no. 13) concerned with the CM Nov 2004 ride and the one *just* (no.14) below it.
Just what is it with Sydney shriekback announcers? Maybe what happened to Don Imus in the US of A could make them tidy up their moral compass. Not holding my breath though. Back to Stevie-baby, seeing he’s now in the market for alternative wheels, would anyone care to set him up with a LBS in North Sydney?
The Kona Dew series, Giant CRX City or the Trek SU300, S500 or S300 are nicely kitted out rigs for urban commuting …