Sustainable Transport Planning Workshop; & (optional) Bike Ride
Transition The Grove's monthly Community Meeting for March
Organiser: Wally Wight
Location: 48 Corrofin St, Ferny Grove
Time: Bike ride 4:30pm; Transport Planning Workshop 5:30pm - 7:30pm; Supper sharing
Workshop on transport policy appropriate to The Grove
Wally will coordinate a workshop on transport policy appropriate to our Transition area. The workshop will address: - your personal experiences of transport challenges and "wins", - a review of Labor pre-election transport policy proposals (an excerpt of the policy document is available on request), and - a vision of how we would like to see transport perform in our area. This session will culminate in providing shared input to a draft submission which Transition The Grove may wish to make to the new Premier, the new Transport Minister, Jackie Trad, and to our local members.
Bike Ride - optional
The bike ride is along Lanita Rd to the Ferny Grove rail station and transit interchange, then westward to where Lanita Road terminates at the entrance the forest. The aim of the ride will be to provide:
- a look at how various modes of transport integrate (or not?) at the local transport interchange,
- a look at Brisbane City's recent treatment of Lanita road as an "active transport route"
- appreciation of the corridor along Kedron Brook as a recreational experience,
- a look at potential Kedron Brook crossing points to Samford Road, and
- a preview of the future cycle link to Samford via the old railway line route.
Lanita Road has a very slight slope. The ride takes half an hour not hurrying.
Allowing an hour gives us time to see the sights.
John and Anne have one spare men's bike available to borrow (but no spare bike helmet).
Wally will bring a spare bike (choice of a men's mountain bike or a unisex folding bike) and helmet.
Demonstrations of transport planning using Translink Journey Planner
As a precursor to the workshop, we will have a look at the TransLink Journey Planner to see how each of us might have travelled to the meeting by public transit and home again (a challenge for a Sunday night?).
Laptops are provided, but if you have a "smart" phone or the like we suggest you bring it.
Demonstration of booking a bike using City Cycle
John Tennock will pass on his experience with attempting to hire a "city cycle".
Shared Potluck Supper
We will finish the meeting with a shared meal.
Please bring something to share for supper