[CAMWEST-discuss] Proposed Changes to Cycling in Parramatta Park

Rob Kemp robkemp at tpg.com.au
Sun Aug 7 10:22:14 UTC 2005

Thanks to John for bringing this to our attention.
I'd be available for a meeting any evening this week except for Thursday.
I see at the moment the max speed in the park is supposed to be 35 kmph 
(http://www.ppt.nsw.gov.au/regulations_frameset.htm) - I imagine there 
would be a number of cyclists that would exceed that speed, especially 
in the downhill sections.  Are the new speed restrications proposed for 
the whole of the park, or just one section?
As Graham wrote, I think we need to see some copies of the document to 
find out actually what is proposed and why...


Rob Kemp

Graham wrote:

> Alex & Andrew
> for info
> This is society gone mad. There is a long tradition of bike riding _at 
> racing speed_ in the Parra Park and to have a bunch of wowser tea 
> totalling lazy bustards even consider this proposal is enough to bring 
> me out of the closet.  We may need support letters from BNSW on this one.
> _CAMWESTies  I think this calls for a strategy meeting to plan our 
> attack strategy and even time to bring the big guns like Ian & Danny 
> out of semi retirement.  I'm open to suggestion of a venue and it 
> needs to be ASAP._
> Can somebody get a soft copy of the proposal?
> _Parramatta Cycling, Waratah\h Vets  & Cycling NSW_
> I think you would also have a huge stake in this latest proposal.
> Graham  Heap
> CAMWEST Member & BNSW Board Member
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Jonhol2 at netscape.net <mailto:Jonhol2 at netscape.net>>
> To: ""Jeff Lehrer"" <jlehrer at bigpond.com 
> <mailto:jlehrer at bigpond.com>>; <camwest-discuss at nicku.org 
> <mailto:camwest-discuss at nicku.org>>
> Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2005 1:09 PM
> Subject: RE: [CAMWEST-discuss] Hi from newbie
> > Hi,
> >   like Jeff I am reasonably new to CamWest & I was wondering if you 
> ever had a face to face meeting as well. I ride about 4 days per week 
> mainly for fitness and would ride more, except for the distinct lack 
> of support for bikes on our roads and shopping centres.It is easy to 
> communicate by email, but the good old fashioned concept of a meeting 
> usually works a lot better.
> >
> > Like the rest of you I lead a busy lifestyle, but my commitment to 
> cycling is strong enough that I could make time to attend a meeting on 
> a monthly or quarterly basis to discuss methods of lobbying for 
> cycling facilities in our area.
> >
> > These are facilities that need to be fought for as we are losing 
> some of them as I write. How many of you utilise Parramatta Park as a 
> training venue or a part of your commute? Are you aware that the 
> Parramatta Park Trust is proposing changes to traffice flow in the 
> Park? Those changes include a FIFTEEN KILOMETRE PER HOUR SPEED LIMIT 
> FOR CYCLISTS in a designated shared area with pedestrians. I tried 
> riding at 15 kilometres per hour today on my Mountain Bike. I managed 
> that speed quite well on the uphill stretch near MacQuarie St but it 
> was fairly difficult on the rest of the ride.
> >
> > The proposals are on display at the Park & brochures are available. 
> Submissions are being taken up to 5pm on 22 August 2005.
> >
> >
> > Jacob Messer,
> > Field Services Coordinator,
> > PO Box 232
> >
> > Or you can 'phone Jacob Messer on 88335006.
> >
> >
> >
> > John Holstein
> > jonhol2 at netscape.net <mailto:jonhol2 at netscape.net>
> > Northmead NSW
> > "Jeff Lehrer" <jlehrer at bigpond.com <mailto:jlehrer at bigpond.com>> wrote:
> >
> >>Hi all,
> >>
> >>I cycle 5 days a week to and from work and use bikes for other 
> transport as
> >>well as including shopping and dropping my daughter to day care. I 
> do not
> >>own a car but I have what I call my bike. A very basic bike that is 
> about 15
> >>years old and is good to jump on and just do a quick trip. I also 
> have the
> >>machine, a bike with child seat on the back, crate on the front, lots of
> >>lights, fully loaded tool kit, purpose made shopping bag to fit in 
> the crate
> >>and coffee cup holder.
> >>
> >>I have just subscribed and thought I would read the 2005 posts and 
> it has
> >>left me wondering is this organisation actually functioning because 
> there
> >>was a lot of talk about what will the future of camwest be, yet I 
> did not
> >>read anything that said what the members had decided.
> >>
> >>At a time I think organisations like camwest are about to become more
> >>important then anyone ever thought, and before I even discovered them it
> >>seems like there are problems. Please inform me what happened and 
> what I can
> >>do to help. My time and resources are limited but if I can do 
> something to
> >>help out please let me know.
> >>
> >>Regards
> >>Jeff
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
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