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MASSBUG is now 'Bike Marrickville Incorporated'

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New Temporary Meeting Location

Click this link to find our new meeting location
We will be meeting at this location in Dickson St Newtown from July to December 2010.
After that, we may be returning to our original location.

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Road Rules | News Headlines | Greenway | Marrickville Bike Strategy
City of Sydney Cycle Strategy and Action Plan | Sydney Uni Map | Cooks River Path Maps
Wilson Street Contra-flow Lane | Project Headlines | Advocacy Headlines
Hazard Reporting | Driver Reporting | Roadwatch New Zealand
BikeIt | Blogs Video Audio


MASSBUG 350 PROJECTS

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MASSBUG CALENDAR 2009

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MASSBUG
The Marrickville And South Sydney Bicycle (Users) Group, (MASSBUG) is a volunteer group advocating for cyclists in the Marrickville Local Government Area. It has been active since 1991 when South Sydney Council was still in existence. Membership of MASSBUG is by subscription. Participation is free and open to all. We meet once a month on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (opposite Newtown Station) All welcome! Click here for next meeting date. For more info on Massbug see About Join the email lists for regular updates of news and events.

BIKESYDNEY
BikeSydney is active in the Council of the City of Sydney Local Government Area. BikeSydney and MASSBUG membership and interest overlap (since South Sydney Council was amalgamated with the City of Sydney) and work together closely on many projects. Membership of BikeSydney is free. Go to the website to join the email list for regular email updates of news and events.

COMMUTER RIDES
Marrickville to City and return Bike Bus departure pick up and drop times and locations, information about starting your own bike bus, list of active bike buses...

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Go to the Ride Calendar page for this years list of rides.

NEXT RIDE

February is 'cycling' month in Marrickville Council's Sport-A-Month promotion.
You need to bring one of the registration forms filled in on each ride, check
the website for the pdf form or get one from outlets around Newtown and Marrickville.

Evening Beach Ride Sun 14 Feb
Time: 3 to 6:30 pm
From: Tempe (or Newtown at 16:00 by arrangement)
To: Brighton Beach for a Swim
More info, buzz Paul on 0417 692 963.

Mind and Body Ride Sat 20 Feb
Time: 12pm
From: Newtown (opp Station)
To: Various ARIs Art Galleries and studios west of King St.
Finish with BBQ and gallery talk at ATVP at the Paris end of King St.
More info, buzz Gilbert on 0434 910 422.
Map on Bikely Mind and Body Ride

CBD City Circuit with Harbour Views Sat 27 Feb
Time: 10am
From: Newtown (opp Station)
To: Quiet backstreets and spectacular harbour views
More info, buzz Fiona C on 0403 821 374.

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PHOTOS
Happy snaps from recent rides and events... Photo gallery

For all listed BUG rides in the State of NSW go to http://www.pushon.com.au/


Light Up Event

BEFORE YOU RIDE


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ROAD RULES


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NEWS HEADLINES

4 March 2009 Creating an inner city cycleway
The City, together with 14 surrounding inner Sydney Councils and the NSW Department of the Environment and Climate Change, has designed a coordinated cycling network extending from Willoughby in the north, Rockdale in the south, Canada Bay in the west and Woollahra in the east.
This proposal identifies a network of 245 kilometres of bike lanes, including 160 km of separated cycleways and 70 km of upgraded shared paths. Individual Council cycle routes would be linked to create a coordinated network that connects across local government boundaries to get cyclists to work, education, shopping and recreation destinations. The City is now seeking Federal funding on behalf of surrounding Councils to quickly achieve this useable network.
Seek support for our proposal for a Sustainable Transport network by writing to Federal Minister, Anthony Albanese at Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600 or email A.Albanese.MP@aph.gov.au See PDF Map | 5.8Mb

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GREENWAY UPDATES
A3 Inner West Bike Map (1.2Mb) or,
A4 Inner West Bike Map (0.5Mb)

MARRICKVILLE BICYCLE STRATEGY
Existing Bicycle Network Map Pdf <200Kb
Proposed Bicycle Network Map Pdf <200Kb
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CITY OF SYDNEY CYCLE STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN
CBD Bike Parking
CoS Bike Map <900kb pdf
Bourke St Cycleways pdf 1.1mb

RPAH Sydney Uni Map Sydney Uni website
RPAH Sydney Uni Map pdf 1.8Mb SSWAHS website.

Cooks River Cycle Path, Stage 1 pdf 2.2Mb - Homebush to Tempe
Cooks River Cycle Path, Stage 2 pdf 233Kb - Tempe to Kurnel

Wilson Street contra-flow updates

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PROJECT HEADLINES

Sydney Park MTB-BMX-Skate Park "While there are many playgrounds in the City of Sydney, there is no BMX track or bowl... The BMX and skating facilities in nearby suburbs are too distant..."
Bicycle life and philosophy Tucked away in this obscure corner is the beginnings of a new leaf in Massbug bicycle culture. This page should allow you to leave behind all that tough and hard nosed advocacy work and lift you to a new plane of the enjoyment of cycling...


ADVOCACY HEADLINES

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Benefits of cycling "We all know cycling is good for you, but it's also good for the community...";
Seniors on Bikes "Growing older is something that happens to all of us but ageing doesn't have to mean doing less. Increasingly, older people find that additional leisure time means a greater opportunity for activity. They also become more aware that exercise and fitness are essential in order to maintain quality of life..."
The Australian National Cycling Strategy 2005 - 2010 Austroads
State based cycling advocacy "...In August 2000, around 85 per cent of people who saw the television commercial agreed that it made them feel they should leave more room for cyclists on the road when they are driving. Four in five people agreed the ad made them feel they should check for cyclists when driving. Similarly, four in five people endorsed the position that the ad made them feel they should give way to cyclists when driving. Around 65 per cent of respondents agreed with the statement 'since the ad I have made more of an effort to check for cyclists when I am driving'..." "...Interstate jurisdictions (Tasmania, WA, NSW, ACT) have all expressed appreciation of the television commercial and an interest in using the commercial in their states..." Share The Road mpeg video
Hazard Reporting "We strongly encourage you to report hazards (potholes, bike unsafe drainage grates, etc) so that we all contribute AND benefit from safer roads and paths on which to ride..."
Driver Reporting "Been swerved at, tailgated, cut-off, abused, menaced? Here are some tips for reporting drivers to police..."
Online Community Roadwatch Report "The Community Roadwatch programme has been designed for use by New Zealand Police to advise the owner of a motor vehicle about the unsafe or risky driving behaviour you have observed and reported where you do not wish the offender to be prosecuted. The Police will regard your report as confidential; in accordance with the provisions of the law as it relates to privacy and disclosure of information..."

More... ADVOCACY

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BIKE-IT 2nd edition

The essential street directory of inner Sydney for everyone on a bike.
Shows the best, back-street and lowest trafficked routes.
All new and updated with lots more helpful tips.

Bike-It 2nd Edition Launch Thursday 15th December 2005.

Selection of directions from the City Bike Depot site here.



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Blogs Audio Video


Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club Since 1908

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Celebrating 100 years in 2008... "Our goal is to promote the sport of road and track cycling. Since 1908 when our club was established we have encouraged riders to take their cycling to the next level. If you are new rider wanting to take the first step to building your fitness or an experienced rider looking for a club to train and race with - we're the club for you." More... www.dhbc.org.au

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