Cycling in Melbourne Australia
but there's always another long, relentless hill.
The London Cycling Campaign supports and nurtures its Borough Groups effectively. BV in VIC does not. I wait in anticipation to see if the new Chair can at least bring him or herself to admit a major constituency, the commuters and the inner city types battling bogan motorists and bad transport infrastructure every day, are largely unloved by BV and need support.
The protest they did about the loss of the State cycling budget in mid '12 is a start. When is the last time they ever organised a protest against the government before that?
Coming from London I find it a truly extraordinary state of affairs. LCC have been organising massive protests (eg over deaths on Waterloo Bridge and The Elephant), intervening effectively in the metropolitan authority planning process, and keeping commuters and leisure cyclists onside. It is not difficult. Drop "health promotion", which is ridiculous and came in in early 2012 as the entire rationale of the organisation, and actually represent the people who buy membership and are on the streets every day.