What is a BUG?
Bicycle User Groups (BUGs) are simply a group of cyclists who encourage the provision of cycling facilities in their local area. A BUG works closely with local government to improve safety and convenience when cycling to work, school, the shops or just for leisure and fitness. They are the most effective way of improving bicycle facilities in your area.
In 1998 Bikewest has compiled a BikeWest PDF manual with advice for BUGS (412Kb PDF file).
Through a BUG you can help improve cycling conditions by ;
- identifying locations for bicycle parking rails
- surveying potential bicycle routes
- reporting hazards on roads and paths
- highlight the benefits to the local community from improved cycling facilities
- writing letters of thanks when Council does something good.
One idea is to take a local council staff member for a ride so that they can experience cycling first hand.
Here is a list of current BUGs. If you can’t find one that suits your needs, you can always start your own. Contact the BTA for details on ‘how to’ do this. Also – if any of the details below are wrong, please send the correction to us ans we will fix it. Thanks!
|ABUG: Albany Bicycle User GroupAlbany Mountain Bike Club||Murray Gomm firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Marshall AlbanyMountainBikeClub@westnet.com.au
|BASBUG : Bassendean Bicycle User Group||Bruce Conrad 6278 3403 (H)
Patrick Quigley 9377 8020 (W)
|BBUG : Bayswater Bicycle User Group
|Jeremy Knowles 92722127 (H)
silvia_jeremy AT hotmail DOT com
|Belmont BUG||Greg Wear 0420 381 email@example.com|
|BUNBUG :Bunbury Bicycle Users Group (includes Leschenault, Australind, Eaton, Dardanup, Gelorup and Dalyellup||Rob Neal 9791 1856 (H)
bunburybicycleusersgroup AT gmail DOT com
|CMPBUG : Cottesloe-Mosman Park Bicycle User Group||Bill 9384 9430 (H)
noffy AT iinet.net DOT au
|CUBUG : Curtin University Bicycle User Group||Jude Comfort
j.comfort AT curtin DOT edu.au
|ECUBUG : Edith Cowan University Bug||ecubug AT ecu.edu.au|
|GOBUG : Gosnells Bicycle User Group||Jillian Woolmer
jillian.woolmer AT transport DOT wa DOT gov.auor Peta Lucas, City of Gosnells, 9397 3107
|KBUG : Kalamunda Bicycle User Group||Bob Williams 9291 8338|
|MBUG : City of Melville Bicycle User Group||Gary Young 9330 5576 (H)|
|MDGBUG : Mundaring Bicycle User Group||Dave Simmonite 9295 4086
davjaq AT gidgenet.com.au
|MUBUG : Murdoch University Bicycle User Group||Peter Fallon 93602232 (W)firstname.lastname@example.org|
|PEELBUG : Peel District Bicycle User Group||Details to be updated|
|PBUG : Perth Bicycle User Group||Peter Bartlett 0438 988 473|
|RBUG : Rockingham Bicycle User Group||Catherine Frean 9528 0490
Catherine.Frean AT rockingham.wa.gov.au
|SPBUG : South Perth Bicycle User Group||Graham 9450 3545 (H)
Kevin 9387 7794 (H)
|SABUG : Subiaco Bicycle User Group||Miles Dracup 9382 3842
dracup AT iprimus DOT com.au
|SWBUG : Stirling West Bicycle User Group||Rob Masters 9445 3853
rdm AT lympago DOT com
|UWABUG : University of WA Bicycle User Group||Peter Hacking
phacking AT admin.uwa DOT edu.au