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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

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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.
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Australian Cyclists Party19 hours ago
NSW: minimum overtaking distance laws; at one stage the govt stated it wasn't needed, then they passed them. Now we need them enforced. Only "65 drivers had been fined in NSW for this offence in the past two years." Compare with Operation Pedro where "more than 350 people fined in Sydney's CBD last week."

A police spokesperson said "We would encourage anyone who believes an offence has been committed to make a formal report to police so that it may be investigated,"
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Australian Cyclists Party shared Video - World Economic Forum's video.3 days ago
Local commerce was worried about losing cars but, no surprises, activity actually went up.
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Video - World Economic Forum
A pedestrian's paradise. Learn more about what banning cars could do for cities: https://wef.ch/2PTHjx9
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Australian Cyclists Party shared International Mountain Bicycling Association's post.4 days ago
NZ: check out this great video of a beautiful trail, from Mushy Pea Industries.
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International Mountain Bicycling Association
When this one came through we had to share. Thanks to Dave in Sydney for sending it along! Bike packing the Old Ghost Road IMBA EPIC in New Zealand, with Cyclone Fehi making things interesting on day three...
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Australian Cyclists Party5 days ago
Infrastructure at the federal level: (old article):
Why are roads considered a federal priority, but public transport and cycling don't rate much of a mention? How are projects selected? Could it be just a grab for votes??

Analysis from the Grattan Institute finds that a "roads building binge has squandered much of the money on pork-barrelling in Australia."

"Many of the billion-dollar projects selected for state and federal funding have lacked adequate justification or scrutiny." For example, the old East West link had a cost benefit of 45 cents. The Geelong Colac road was 8 cents in the dollar. Perth to Bunbury is considered the worst and has cost taxpayers "$18.90 for each car" that travelled on it.

Keep that in mind next time some person is honking at you for having the temerity to use a public road.

With a federal election due on or before May 2019, this article is more relevant than ever.
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Australian Cyclists Party shared No WestConnex: Public transport not motorways's video.6 days ago
Denmark: the Danish PM met up with the French President and took him for a tour by bike!

Fingers crossed more nations will discover what cycling can do for their country.
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No WestConnex: Public transport not motorways
NEWS FROM MORE CIVILIZED COUNTRIES The Danish PM took the French president on a tour around Copenhagen, by bike of course. Maybe when Trump comes to Sydney, Gladys and Scummo can take him for a drive to see the Parramatta Rd congestion from everyone avoiding the #WestCONnex tolls. You know, something we can be really proud of.
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Australian Cyclists Party7 days ago
Road trauma: "The AAA Cost of Road Trauma report quantifies... the annual economy-wide cost of road crashes.

"The social cost of road deaths is both obvious and immeasurable, however the economic implications of Australia’s road safety crisis are not."

This expense is one more reason to reduce our reliance on cars, and promote alternatives, like bicycling.

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