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National Ride to Work Day, 15 October

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on October 8th, 2008

Please find a message below from Bike Safe. The accident they refer to was also commented on in the media in this post.

Wednesday October 15th is National Ride to Work Day. On September 18th this year a young cyclist lost her life on Swanston street. She was an experienced cyclist who rode to work everyday.

If you share concerns about the safety of Swanston street for cyclists we invite you to join us on National Ride to Work Day (October 15th). There will be a group meeting on Swanston Street at the front of the State Library at 8:00am. At 8:10am the group will ride slowly down Swanston Street to the Melbourne Town Hall. Here the group will stop for one minute of silence in respect for a life lost and as a hopeful gesture for change.

You are encouraged to leave a flower at the site of the accident (the corner of Bourke and Swanston streets) as we make our way to the Town Hall. Pedestrians are welcome to join the group on the day.

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