Yes, Minister! A Submission to the Commonwealth

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Yes, Minister! A Submission to the Commonwealth

Postby Omar@Go-Alliance » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:06 pm

Go! Alliance has developed a submission to the Commonwealth's draft report "Walking, Riding and Access to Public Transport" in the form of a petition is now live and ready for you to read and hopefully support by adding your name. This does not preclude you or your group from providing an independent submission to address other or more specific issues not covered here.

We have been given the tick of support from NSW's BIKESydney and Leichhardt BUG and hope to add the names of more groups from all across Australia right here as they let me know.

To sign, just use this address: http://www.communityrun.org/p/yes-minister

If you do support it, please consider sharing it to others who may feel the same way. We have less than two weeks to get this in so please do all you can.

The original report document is here: http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/infras ... ravel.aspx
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Re: Yes, Minister! A Submission to the Commonwealth

Postby Aushiker » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:52 am

See this thread for some further discussion ... :) BTW signed the petition yesterday as well :)

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Re: Yes, Minister! A Submission to the Commonwealth

Postby find_bruce » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:56 pm

Nice to see you are still around Omar - things have been awfully quiet this last year
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Re: Yes, Minister! A Submission to the Commonwealth

Postby Ozkaban » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:01 pm

Great to hear from you Omar. Will happily support the initiative.
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Re: Yes, Minister! A Submission to the Commonwealth

Postby Omar@Go-Alliance » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:44 pm

Thanks for your support and kind words, I am definitely still kicking around and using Go! Alliance as my way of still doing something useful for cycling and other transport modes. A new site is in its final stages and BNA is going to be a partner so if you want to stay tuned, sign up on the site... www.go-alliance.net for updates.
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Re: Yes, Minister! A Submission to the Commonwealth

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:18 pm

Omar is also giving us an interview. PM me if you want me to ask him a specific question.
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Re: Yes, Minister! A Submission to the Commonwealth

Postby Omar@Go-Alliance » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:49 pm

Over 300 signatures! Thank you and please keep it going... this may well be setting a new benchmark in uniting voices from across Australia in support of more action on transport choice!
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Re: Yes, Minister! A Submission to the Commonwealth

Postby AUbicycles » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:53 pm

Signed!
On BNA we are looking forward to better understanding Go! Alliance as it is a broad reaching initiative. The basics are that Go! Alliance advocates smart transport - and often bikes are smart and can be better integrated into our infrastructure and create advantages on many levels.
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Re: Yes, Minister! A Submission to the Commonwealth

Postby g-boaf » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:26 pm

Signed as well.
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Re: Yes, Minister! A Submission to the Commonwealth

Postby Omar@Go-Alliance » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:36 pm

We have now ticked over 400 supporters! We are now in uncharted territory having exceeded our last campaign by a fair margin with a week yet to go.

The folks at communityrun have been so impressed by the campaign that they have been featuring it on their front page!

Let's keep it going and bring others on board who may not cycle but do believe better options for travel and mobility must be at the centre of transport policy and expenditure. This is their chance to also be heard also.

http://www.communityrun.org/petitions/yes-minister

Thanks!
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Re: Yes, Minister! A Submission to the Commonwealth

Postby g-boaf » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:55 pm

You are now over 500! :)
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Re: Yes, Minister! A Submission to the Commonwealth

Postby Omar@Go-Alliance » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:42 am

Now over 600 with just over a day to go...
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Re: Yes, Minister! A Submission to the Commonwealth

Postby g-boaf » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:02 pm

Over 850 now! :D good going!
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Re: Yes, Minister! A Submission to the Commonwealth

Postby Omar@Go-Alliance » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:00 pm

Now up to over 1660 supporters with the extended deadline tomorrow (Wednesday) at 5 PM. If you have not signed please consider doing so and help send a very clear message about the need for change in transport priorities.
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Re: Yes, Minister! A Submission to the Commonwealth

Postby KenGS » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:24 pm

What a shame submissions closed a month ago. Wuld have been great to send in THE MAYOR’S VISION FOR CYCLING IN LONDON and tell them we want one of these: http://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/ ... 0FINAL.pdf
The document has too many good bits to summarise. Just read it and hope we will one day get something close to this vision
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Success!!! Minister Says "Yes!"

Postby Omar@Go-Alliance » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:22 pm

You may recall the recent Go! Alliance petition "Yes, Minister! It's Time for Change in Transport Priorities"...

Wow! Well, thanks to many of you we made a real impact that has been recognised by the (Yes) Minister in a speech last week and he has committed to take on the main message of our petition and make changes that will see improvements made whenever the Commonwealth funds projects.

Minister Albanese recognised "Almost half the submissions have come from private individuals — including one petition with two thousand signatures!" and announced "a 'positive provisioning' policy for federally funded projects. In making the announcement Minister Albanese said, 'This will mean that federally funded urban transport infrastructure projects must consider whether provision has been made for appropriate cycling and walking paths.' It means to get federal money to build infrastructure states must evaluate walking and cycling infrastructure as part of the project."


"It puts the emphasis on states to ensure that active travel options are considered at the time of design of projects and not as an afterthought and retrofitting which produces higher costs and often less suitable outcomes."

The full text is here http://anthonyalbanese.com.au/launch-of-moving-australia-2030-speech-to-bus-industry-confederation-dinner.


So, thanks to our combined efforts we have made an impact that has been noticed and will hopefully now be embedded as policy - regardless of the party in power. Thank you again for your contribution to this outcome!!!
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Re: Success!!! Minister Says "Yes!"

Postby g-boaf » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:38 am

Omar@Go-Alliance wrote:"It puts the emphasis on states to ensure that active travel options are considered at the time of design of projects and not as an afterthought and retrofitting which produces higher costs and often less suitable outcomes."

The full text is here http://anthonyalbanese.com.au/launch-of-moving-australia-2030-speech-to-bus-industry-confederation-dinner.


So, thanks to our combined efforts we have made an impact that has been noticed and will hopefully now be embedded as policy - regardless of the party in power. Thank you again for your contribution to this outcome!!!


That's a great outcome. I hope you can get them to look at Boris's vision for London too -that has a lot of great points in it as was said above.
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