[CAMWEST-announce] Fwd: Parramatta City Council is seeking your comments regarding the proposed cycle route linking the M4 cycle route with the Camellia and Clyde industrial areas.
jonhol2 at netscape.net
Thu Mar 18 18:10:14 EST 2010
Do you commute through or to the Camellia Peninsula? Do you work on the Camellia Peninsula & would like to ride? Then have a look at the email below.
Parramatta City Council is calling for submissions on a proposal to upgrade cycling facilities into the Camellia Peninsula. That is where the Shell Refinery and a large number of other heavy industries operate near the Parramatta CBD.
Council is looking for ways to reduce vehicular flow into the peninsula as heavy transport increases. Patricks operate a container terminal in here & there has been a marked increase in rail traffic, which then translates to an increase in heavy transport to move the containers in and out of the area making cycling both an attractive and unattractive option. Attractive because it speeds up trips & lowers traffic volumes, unattractive, because it makes a potentially dangerous mix of heavy traffic & cycles.
The plan is on display at Councils Offices in Parramatta & there are links to the plan below. Also, here is a link to a bikely page I created to give you an idea of the location.
The proposal links to the existing cycle path that runs under the M4 & has the potential to link easily to Clyde & Granville Railway Stations. It also provides a safe link into the Peninsula which leads to the Thackeray Street Bridge & the Parramatta Valley Cycleway.
My suggestion is to consider a separated cycle path in the area.
Please take the time to have a look and make a submission to Council.
Member of CAMWEST (http://camwest.pps.com.au) advocating for better cycling infrastructure for Sydney's West.
"if we don't change direction, we will end up where we are headed" (Professor Irwin Corey
American vaudeville comic and actor (1914 - ) )
Sent: Wednesday, 17 March 2010 4:25 PM
Subject: Parramatta City Council is seeking your comments regarding the proposed cycle route linking the M4 cycle route with the Camellia and Clyde industrial areas.
Parramatta City Council is seeking your comments regarding the proposed cycle route linking the M4 cycle route with the Camellia and Clyde industrial areas.
This route will include a separated cycleway along Kay St, Camellia to provide a safe environment for cyclists in an industrial area where trucks are common.
Consultation is now underway with business owners/occupiers and other interested parties in accordance with the Roads Act 1993.
Design plans regarding the project can be viewed at Parramatta City Council Administration Building, Ground Floor, 30 Darcy Street Parramatta Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm, from Wednesday 3 March 2010 or by contacting Council's Capital Projects Section on 9806 5050 or on Councils website - http://www.parracity.nsw.gov.au/council/on_exhibition/have_your_say/proposed_cycleway_camellia_clyde
I encourage any who may support sustainable transport options such as cycling to offer their letter of support. Should you have any concerns or objections please also provide you responses in writing by Thursday 1 April 2010.
Please address all written correspondence to -
Chief Executive Officer, Parramatta City Council
PO BOX 32, Parramatta NSW 2124
Attention: Wendy Read
Or email - wread at parracity.nsw.gov.au
Or fax - 9806 5929
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