Petition Closing Date – 17 May

Cycle Safety
We have had a wonderful response thus far to the petition with over 500 signatures already received. I would like to see us at least double this number by the end of next weekend. If you have petitions out there that have been signed please send them in no later than 17 May so that I can start to collate the results and present the petition to the council. In line with this date, I would like to maximise the number of signatures that we can obtain over the next week. If you meet a group of friends for a ride please take copies of the petition with you and get them signed. If you join a group ride on a regular basis please take a copy of the petition and…
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Bayside Council Petition to Implement a No Stopping Zone on Weekends and Call for Volunteers

Cycle Safety
At a Bayside Council meeting in either May or June the council will be ruling once again on the implementation of a No Stopping Zone in the Bayside Council area from 6 AM until 10 AM on weekends. Most of you know that if this had been in place on the morning of my accident I would not be a quadriplegic. I am aiming to gather with the help of volunteers as many signatures as we can to show the councillors how many people (Bayside residents or otherwise) want this parking restriction in place. Please see the Cycle Safety page for more details or to download the petition. If you would like to volunteer to assist in distributing copies of the petition or in getting signatures please e-mail me on…
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My First Hate Mail!

Cycle Safety
Following my attendance at the Bayside City Council meeting last week someone found it pertinent to send me my first hate mail! I am flattered by this as it is wonderful to be treated as a normal human being as opposed to somebody who has broken his neck and is confined to a wheelchair most of the time. Just so that you are aware my website is not about hate mail. It is about recovery, persistence, determination, defying the odds and the application of the human spirit. It is an important outlet for me to share my achievements and I know others look at it in the same way. Any further hate mail in relation to my involvement in the community will be deleted as soon as I am aware…
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Bayside Council Ruling Last Night

Cycle Safety
There was an ordinary council meeting last night to make a judgement as to whether the Bayside Council would follow suit with the Kingston and Port Phillip councils to make Beach Road a no stopping zone between the hours of 6 AM and 10 AM on the weekend to allow clear passage for cyclists to avoid negotiating parked cars. Obviously if this ruling had been in place in the Bayside Council area during my ride in June 2008 I would not be a quadriplegic today. I attended this meeting with Monica and a friend and spoke about my experience. Please see the Cycle Safety page for more details.
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