Cycling in Melbourne Australia
Boroondara BUG (BBUG) has an interest in Stonnington as the Gardiners Creek Trail crosses back and forth between the two Councils. Likewise BBUG members regularly ride through Stonnington including the Yarra Trail, Chapel St, Malvern Valley Public Golf course, Malvern Rd, Belgrave Rd, Tooronga Rd, etc. BBUG also has members in Stonnington.
BBUG has spent the last four years encouraging Stonnington Council to improve its cycling infrastructure with very little success. Refer to BBUG's Stonnington pages and some of the submissions BBUG has made to Council, one of which included a petition signed by over 500 people. It was ignored. These few documents represent just a small portion of our communications with Council, let alone the time spent attending Council meetings and talking to Councillors.
Stonnington Council, an inner city Council, currently do not appear to understand the demand for improvements in their area. BBUG is working towards changing that. BBUG would encourage anyone interested, to join the effort in lobbying Stonnington Council. BBUG is also interested in any complaints or ideas that you may have. Please email BBUG at the Stonnington email address. Don't expect any results any time soon.