September Meeting Announcement

Paul’s sent around the notice for the September CBD BUG meeting:

Hi folks,

The next meeting of the CBD BUG will be on Wednesday 27 September, at 12.30 pm in the BCC Central Library Theatrette. A notice and agenda will be circulated later this week or early next week, together with the minutes of the August meeting. You should also note the dates for the two following months – 25 October and 29 November. Mark your diaries now….

1. Bikeway closures

1.1 SE Bikeway – following the CBD BUG leafletting of the bikeway early in August, and strong representations from the CBD BUG, a response has been received from Leighton Contractors and Baulderstone Hornibrook Bilfinger Berger Joint Venture (the contractors), committing to a “proposal which causes minimum impact on bike riders for the minimum time.” Copies of the CBD BUG letter, and the contractors’ response are attached. BQ also sent an email. CBD BUG will be meeting with the contractors before next Wednesday’s meeting, and the issue will be high on the agenda for discussion before any endorsement to a proposal is given. The CBD BUG co-ordinator on this issue is Paul French, who can be contacted via email on sfpf@optusnet.com.au .

1.2 NSBT effects on northern access to CBD – following discussion at the August meeting, the attached leaflet has been prepared by CBD BUG co-ordinator Aaron Wray (email aaron.wray@hotmail.com) . Aaron is considering a leafletting campaign, if there is any support for the proposition.

2. Forthcoming Seminar – Queensland Health, in conjunction with The University of Queensland, are holding a one-day ‘Active Living by Design’ seminar looking at physical activity, transportation, land-use and health, on 10 October 2006. A flyer regarding the seminar is attached for your information.

3. Boggo Road Bikeway – The CBD BUG co-ordinator on this issue is Leslie Martin, who can be contacted via email on Leslie.Martin@tpg.com.au . Representations have been made on this vital link in cycling connectivity between the eastern suburbs, UQ and the CBD, and a response is eagerly awaited. A copy is attached for information.

4. Media skills – do any CBD BUG members have media skills (interviewing, writing press releases, contacts etc)? If so, would you be prepared to assist the CBD BUG on one or more of the wide range of issues facing the cycling movement in Brisbane at the moment. If interested, or want more information, please let me know (cbdbug@yahoo.com.au) .

5. CBD BUG website – mark the following site as one of your favorites – http://cbdbug.googlepages.com/ . A good way of keeping tabs on cycling developments around town.

6. Hale Street link – members may be aware that Brisbane City Council has decided to undertake further community consultation, and is seeking submissions. The CBD BUG co-ordinator on this issue is Peter Whittle, who can be contacted via email on pjl.whittle@optusnet.com.au . It is hoped that next wek’s meeting will be able to consider a draft CBD BUG submission.

Hope to see as many people as possible next Wednesday.

Regards,
Paul Murdoch

I’ve added Aaron’s flyer about the northern end of the NSBT and the letter to the Boggo Rd Cycleway Project Team to our homepage.

Cheers,

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