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VMC Notice of Annual General Meeting - 23rd August 2019
Victorian Motor Cycle Council Incorporated Notice of Annual General Meeting Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Motorcycle Council Incorporated will be held at Maori Chief Hotel 117 Moray Street, South Melbourne, Vic 3205 Tuesday 17th September 2019 at 7.00pm.
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The Victorian Auditor General's Office is auditing the rollout of WRB's. The terms of reference are relatively narrow but the VAGO are open to receiving a broad range of input.
The VMC is one of the consulted stakeholders. Have your say on our Facebook page and we'll pass the details on. Regional Road Barriers Audit - Have Your Say - 15th July 2019
The Victorian Auditor General's Office is auditing the rollout of WRB's. The terms of reference are relatively narrow but the VAGO are open to receiving a broad range of input. The VMC is one of the consulted stakeholders. Have your say on our Facebook page and we'll pass the details on.
Website: Share Your Feedback With The VMC
The VMC has called for the removal of mandatory high visibility clothing for learner riders in its submission to a review of the Victorian Road Safety (Driver) Regulations, on the basis that there is no proven road safety benefit, that the Department of Transport failed to make a case in support of the requirement and that the wearing of a properly fastened high visibility vest could cause accelerated fatigue and heat stress.
VMC Calls For Removal Of Mandatory High Viz For Learner Riders - 7th July 2019
The VMC has called for the removal of mandatory high visibility clothing for learner riders in its submission to a review of the Victorian Road Safety (Driver) Regulations, on the basis that there is no proven road safety benefit, that the Department of Transport failed to make a case in support of the requirement and that the wearing of a properly fastened high visibility vest could cause accelerated fatigue and heat stress.
Website: Submission and appendices
For more information download this document
FALSE ALARM! There is no mandatory hi viz proposed for fully licenced Victorian riders. You can take that as gospel and ride on, or read on for the fuller details. There Is NO Mandatory "hi viz" Proposed For Fully Licenced Riders - 3rd July 2019
FALSE ALARM! There is no mandatory hi viz proposed for fully licenced Victorian riders. You can take that as gospel and ride on, or read on for the fuller details.
VicRoads has launched a new share the road campaign. It's aimed at pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, cars and trucks alike. More details on the dedicated website, below. VicRoads Launches "Share The Road" Campaign - 6th June 2019
VicRoads has launched a new share the road campaign. It's aimed at pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, cars and trucks alike. More details on the dedicated website, below.
Website: VicRoads "Share The Road" Campaign
In a State Government press release earlier today, it has been announced "After assessing the outcomes of the [Hoddle Street] trial, the Government has announced the Hoddle Street motorcycle in bus lane trial will become permanent" - found approximately half way down the press release linked to.
The VMC very much welcomes this decision and are keen to continue to be engaged with the relevant authorities regarding the recently announced additional bus lane trials. Bus Lane Usage - Hoddle Street - Now Permanent For Motorcyclists - 3rd June 2019
In a State Government press release earlier today, it has been announced "After assessing the outcomes of the [Hoddle Street] trial, the Government has announced the Hoddle Street motorcycle in bus lane trial will become permanent" - found approximately half way down the press release linked to. The VMC very much welcomes this decision and are keen to continue to be engaged with the relevant authorities regarding the recently announced additional bus lane trials.
Website: Hoddle Street Bus Lane Trial Press Release
The City of Melbourne Council have shared their "Draft Transport Strategy 2030 Motorbikes".
"We want to maximise space for pedestrians, we're planning to provide 300 more on-street motorcycle parking bays as an alternative to parking on footpaths".
Read on for VMC's view of this. City of Melbourne: 300 More On-Street Motorcycle Parking Bays - 17th May 2019
The City of Melbourne Council have shared their "Draft Transport Strategy 2030 Motorbikes". "We want to maximise space for pedestrians, we're planning to provide 300 more on-street motorcycle parking bays as an alternative to parking on footpaths". Read on for VMC's view of this.
Website: City of Melbourne: 300 More On-Street Motorcycle Parking Bays
MOTORCYCLE BUS LANE ACCESS TRIAL EXTENSION START DATE
Earlier this year, it was announced that sections of the Eastern Freeway and Victoria Parade were going to be added to the current Hoddle street bus lane access "trial". The VMC welcomes the 11th May 2019 start date.
Bus Lane Access Trial Expansion Start Date - 1st May 2019
MOTORCYCLE BUS LANE ACCESS TRIAL EXTENSION START DATE Earlier this year, it was announced that sections of the Eastern Freeway and Victoria Parade were going to be added to the current Hoddle street bus lane access "trial". The VMC welcomes the 11th May 2019 start date.
The State Government has today announced funding for a range of safety, educational and rider mobility initiatives - including the expansion of the Bus Lane trial to include other roads. The VMC wholeheartedly supports and welcomes the announcement of these initiatives by Minister Pulford.
Read more in the official media release - link below. Bus Lane Trial Expanded To Include Other Roads - 21st February 2019
The State Government has today announced funding for a range of safety, educational and rider mobility initiatives - including the expansion of the Bus Lane trial to include other roads. The VMC wholeheartedly supports and welcomes the announcement of these initiatives by Minister Pulford. Read more in the official media release - link below.
Website: Keeping Motorcyclists Safe On Our Roads - State Government Media Release
Even as the VMC's Melbourne Toyrun¿ was in progress, members of the VMC committee were working together behind the scenes to get a response finalised relating to the City of Melbourne's "Transport Strategy Refresh". Submission to City of Melbourne's "Transport Strategy Refresh" - 11th December 2018
Even as the VMC's Melbourne Toyrun¿ was in progress, members of the VMC committee were working together behind the scenes to get a response finalised relating to the City of Melbourne's "Transport Strategy Refresh".


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