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Australian Cyclists Party Endorses Reason -

The Australian Cyclists Party will contest the next Federal Election by supporting the Reason Movement and its forthcoming application as a federal party. http://www.reason.org.au/

Chaotic conditions in Canberra, changes to electoral laws and the need for a rational and unencumbered voice in politics means it is time for like-minded parties to band together to maximise our chances for electoral success through a new,

Today’s AGM -

If you can’t make it to the AGM today, click on https://hangouts.google.com/group/IikrEZGnJkt410Q33 to participate online. You will need to have a Google account to login.  Once you get started, click on the camera icon to turn off your camera (to save bandwidth).

City of Yarra elections – Nicholls Ward -

Troy Parsons

ACP member Troy Parsons is standing as a candidate for Nicholls ward in the City of Yarra council election on 22nd October 2016.

Events

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JOIN THE POLITICAL MARDI GRAS… to celebrate unity in diversity. This Sunday 1 May, 2pm at Martin Place, Sydney.

25% of Australians do not vote for a major party, yet if the new senate election voting system is upheld in court then that’s all you get as your voting option.

The left and right minor political parties have united to protect your democratic right to vote for a minor party – of any persuasion. To find out more visit 3mv.net.au – an alliance representing 3 million voices who vote for the minor parties at federal elections.

On 2 May, the recent electoral voting changes are being challenged in the High Court of Australia, as unconstitutional.

This Sunday 1 May a rally is being held in Sydney, Martin Place at 2pm in support of this High Court Challenge. It is the “Hands off Our Senate Rally” and I urge you to join me, and supporters of the 20+ minor parties who will become extinct in future elections, to object to this undemocratic, un-representative, unconstitutional change to our vote for representatives of the Senate. Your attendance at the rally will support the High Court Challenge.

HAVE A VOICE IN YOUR DEMOCRATIC FUTURE AND REMEMBER DIVERSITY BRINGS STRENGTH TO A SPECIES, AN ORGANISATION… AND OUR PARLIAMENT AND NATION.

Cancel your golf or bike ride or long lunch – meet at Martin Place for a POLITICAL MARDI GRAS… celebrate unity in diversity.

IMAGES BELOW –  are photos captured at previous events, including cycling demonstration rides and protests.

We do also promote our cycling and political alliances’ events, so check out our social media community events and strava cycling community. We’d love you to get involved.

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Australian Cyclists Party

Our Vision: We believe that cycling can serve to liberate and inspire. It is a positive and powerful force for improving the health and well-being of individuals, our communities and our nation.
Australian Cyclists Party
Australian Cyclists Party7 hours ago
Cycling is increasing in Australia overall. Melbourne is doing the best with regards the absolute numbers of riders.
Australian Cyclists Party
Australian Cyclists Party shared CAW - Cyclists Against Westconnex's post.2 days ago
UK: does London's experience have lessons for Sydney?

-there's been a huge increase in bikes since the congestion charge started in 2003.
-cycling is now the single largest mode of transport counted on City streets from 08:00 to 09:00
-cars get more than half of the space but move less than 25% of people
Australian Cyclists Party
Australian Cyclists Party3 days ago
An older article on the creative ways roads are made to look good:

"Myself and another colleague were joking. 'You guys all inflate your traffic figures to satisfy your clients, don't you?', we said. He replied: 'Oh no, no, no, we are professionals, we have to sleep at night.'

"Then he sort of slyly looked at us and added, 'But it's amazing how little sleep you can get away with'."
Australian Cyclists Party
Australian Cyclists Party4 days ago
NSW: More bike parking is being built in new developments in the City of Sydney. Developers are still offering car parking, just less of it than normal. "Families are being pushed to use bicycles"? There are other options.

"Councils are encouraging bicycle use but planning experts say infrastructure needs to catch up." But "City of Sydney Council has committed to spending $540 million over the next 10 years on infrastructure which includes bicycle facilities" which will go a long way towards meeting the need.

(http://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/sydney-nsw/residents-pushed-to-use-bicycles-over-cars-in-plan-to-contain-traffic-congestion/news-story/94b5f47db119398d8ecbfc96d0faf93f)
Australian Cyclists Party
Australian Cyclists Party5 days ago
E-bikes could be the next big thing (subject to getting more cycling infra).

"It was a warm and sunny day, another of the many record-high temperature winter days that Southern California has experienced this winter, and I was soon breaking a sweat.

Then I turned the motor on.

Reader, I flew, past even the MAMILs (middle-aged men in Lycra) out for their weekend rides. Their glares glanced off my back; other riders seemed perplexed at my speed."
Australian Cyclists Party
Australian Cyclists Party5 days ago
VIC: Bendigo is on a roll. "There will also be dedicated bike lanes, a median strip, new traffic lights, a boulevard of trees and underground power lines." The only thing we could add is to take out a car lane each way, and use it for more footpath and trees.

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