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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.

From our Facebook Feed

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 Party6 hours ago
USA: Is it fair that a very small number of wealthy people can pay a lot of people to influence a lot more people to swing democratic decisions in their favour?

"One of the mainstay companies of Koch Industries, the Kochs’ conglomerate, is a major producer of gasoline and asphalt, and also makes seatbelts, tires and other automotive parts. Even as Americans for Prosperity opposes public investment in transit, it supports spending tax money on highways and roads."

These short term gains come at long term costs. More people understanding the subject would reverse the madness.
Australian Cyclists Party
Australian Cyclists Party14 hours ago
VIC: Dutch style roundabouts in Oz - roll down to the section under "Roundabout changes" for some very promising proposals.

Hat tip: T. Arnold

https://metrotunnel.vic.gov.au/construction/domain/moray-street
Australian Cyclists Party
Australian Cyclists Party1 day ago
UK, an intersting air pollution study claims: "Primary school children are being exposed to 30 per cent more pollution than adults while walking along busy roads due to their closer proximity to vehicle exhaust fumes"

So it's a good idea to walk your children along quiet streets as "pollution levels from petrol and diesel vehicles were 2.5 times lower for children walking along quiet roads."

Thinking of driving your kids to school instead? It worse. "They are exposed to double the pollution inside a vehicle than those walking on busy streets."

What's the effect of cars etc in general? "During road closures for the London Marathon, traffic-free streets saw pollution levels drop by 89 per cent, research by Kings College London revealed."
Australian Cyclists Party
Australian Cyclists Party3 days ago
VIC: Melbourne considers making streets better for people, including increasing walk times at crossings. Is it "drastic" to prioritise people?

"One measure suggested includes setting the speed limit in the Hoddle Grid at 30km/h.

The strategy has been trialled in Dublin, where reducing the speed limit descreased the likelihood and severity of crashes and the impacts on vehicle journey times were minimal, with most trips increased by 20 seconds or less."
Australian Cyclists Party
Australian Cyclists Party5 days ago
NZ: build it and they will come, then hopefully the support will too. "Two-third of Aucklanders (65 per cent) believe cycle lanes are good for the city and welcome them in their own communities"
Australian Cyclists Party
Australian Cyclists Party5 days ago
NSW: this state government has budgeted pretty much zero on cycling for the next couple of years, but a few dozen billions for more stroad hell. Cyclists aren't the losers, motorists are. More roads make bigger traffic jams, and stationary cars are easier to ride past.

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