July 2010

29 July 2010: Interview by Channel 10 7pm project

Elaena Gardner was interviewed by Channel 10’s 7pm project about the issue of bicycle registration. Richard Birdsey from Bicycle NSW and John Holstein from CAMWEST were also interviewed. The show is due to be aired on Tuesday 3 August.

28 July 2010: BIKESydney monthly meeting

BIKESydney will be partnering with the Watershed in Newtown on their Bike Library project. We’re very excited about this project which will allow people to borrow cargo bikes for a low fee. More soon.

David Borella will act in the casual vacancy of Vice President until the elections at the next AGM. Lester Ranby will fill the casual vacancy of ‘ordinary member’ which was vacated when David became VP.

22 July 2010: BIKESydney BrainsTrust Q+A
Bicycle safety: what are the causes of vulnerability?

About 50 people gathered at the Sydney Mechanics Schools of Arts for a robust discussion about what causes vulnerability on our roads for cyclists.
Presentations were made by:
  • Ian Faulks, Safety and Policy Analysis International & Dept. of Psychology, Macquarie University: “Vulnerable road users – safe systems and the Staysafe inquiry.”
  • Fiona Campbell, Bike Marrickville: “Driver attitudes and improving bicycle safety.”
  • Dr Julie Hatfield, Injury Risk Management Research Centre, UNSW:  “What does the research say about  a ‘safe cycling system’?”

This is BIKESydney’s second BrainsTrust, the events aim to bring people who ride together with policy and decision makers. The next will be in Parramatta in September.

21 July 2010: Launch of How safe do you feel…how do you feel safe? survey

BIKESydney launched our first safety survey today. We want to know how safe you feel on your bike.
We’ll use the results of this survey for BIKESydney’s submission to the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Vulnerable Road Users to ensure the voices of people who ride bikes will be heard.
We plan to carry out this survey every year to track trends in bike use and safety.

21 July 2010: Sydney Traffic Committee

David Borella attended the Sydney Traffic Committee to ensure the voice of bicycle riders are heard in this high level planning meeting at the City of Sydney.

20 July 2010: Opening of the Cleveland Street Shared Path

BIKESydney attended the opening of the new shared pathway on the southern side of Cleveland Street between South Dowling Street and Anzac Parade. The path links riders to Centennial Park and Surry Hills. The 3.5 metre path provides a  smooth ride. Give way to pedestrians on the path and let them know you’re about with a ring of your bell.  Read more about the pathway’s construction here.

19 July 2010: Sydney’s first Greenway announced

The NSW Government today announced the new light rail corridor between Lilyfield and Dulwich Hill will host Sydney’s first “GreenWay” – an environmentally sustainable, integrated transport corridor.

“The new GreenWay is a first for Sydney – it will ensure the corridor has a ‘mixed use’ for families, commuters, cyclists, walkers and joggers,” Ms Keneally said.

“People will be able to walk or cycle from the Cooks River to Iron Cove, through Canterbury, Marrickville, Ashfield and Leichhardt Council areas,” Ms Keneally said.

A great outcome for Sydney. BIKESydney’s David Borella represented bicycle users on NSW Transport’s Greenway Steering Committee.

The Stage 1: Inner West Extension Product Definition Report, Preliminary Environmental Assessment and the summary of community feedback are available on the Transport NSW website.

17 July 2010: Sustainable Sydney Markets

BIKESydney spent a perfect day at the Sustainable Sydney Markets promoting how to shop by bicycle. We ended up having five really cool ‘shopping’ bikes that got a stack of attention – and gave away more than 50 bags to people who rode their bikes to the markets. We fitted a stack of bike honkers onto kids’ bikes. We even did the odd repair – with BikeClub on hand to help out. There was a lot of Q&A, including when the cycleways will be complete, where to ride, etc. Big thanks to Nick,Richard, Brenda, David and Mary for being on hand to answer questions; to Mark for the photos; and to Richard, Mark, Colin and Lisa for rocking up with extra cargo bikes for the display.


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