Something that has come up in the various motorcycle stuff I've been involved with is the lack of any coherent motorcycle strategies amoing local government in Australia. Many UK Councils have good motorcycle strategies but (with very rare exceptions such as the Shire of Yarra Ranges and the Melbourne City Council) we don't even rate a mention in the transport strategies of most councils. In addition to the Victorian Motorcycle Transport and Safety Strategy on a state basis, I'd like to start pushing local councils to act. I'm starting the ball rolling by meeting with the Beloved Leader of the Peoples Republic of Moreland (my local council) next week. it helps that I happen to live in his ward :wink: Now I know there's a goodly number of powered two wheelers in the Brunswick, Coburg, Preston etc. areas and that there's also a goodly number of them on this forum. I'll be preparing an agenda over the next couple of days. My thrust will be road use and road sharing issues, parking and planning. I'm also dragging along Perry Stephens (Ulyssian and member of Inner Northern RoadSafe) to talk about notorcycle safety issues. I would appreciate hearing if there are any particular points that people here in the Peoples Republic would like me to raise. Please bear in mind that the major roads such as freeways, Sydney Road, Lygon St etc are VicRoads and not council maintained.