[CAMWEST-discuss] Fw: M2 bike lane back flip yet another tollway planning nightmare

Nick Urbanik nicku at nicku.org
Wed Jan 17 18:36:14 UTC 2007

Dear CAMWESTies,

I received this at our info at camwest.pps.com.au address.  It had an
attachment of type "applica/msword" but which consisted mostly of null
characters.  I've asked him for an uncorrupted copy of that document
if it explains more about the details of the closure of the bike lane.

----- Forwarded message from John Kaye <john at nsw.greens.org.au> -----

From: John Kaye <john at nsw.greens.org.au>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 09:07:54 +1100
To: John Kaye <john at nsw.greens.org.au>
Subject: M2 bike lane back flip yet another tollway planning nightmare
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M2 bike lane back flip yet another tollway planning nightmare

Media Release: 17 January 2007

The sacrifice of a bike lane on the M2 to resolve predictable traffic
congestion problems is yet another example of the tragic incompetence
of transport planning in Sydney, according to Greens NSW Upper House
candidate John Kaye.
Dr Kaye said: Sydney s nightmare is that politics, profits and
planning have become intertwined.
 The Iemma government s desperation for a trouble-free opening of the
Lane Cove Tunnel and Transurban s insatiable appetite for monopoly
profits have buried any sense of good transport outcomes.
 Sydney faces the triple challenges of cutting greenhouse gas
emissions, reducing dependence on a vulnerable oil supply and
resolving congestion. Better cycling facilities are part of the answer
to all three, yet a well used bike path is being sacrificed to make
way for more cars.
 The Iemma government has never been able to control the RTA or the
motorway operators. It has neither the intellectual ability nor the
will to drive solutions that work for local communities and the
 It was a previous Coalition government that locked Sydney s North
West into this messy car-based infrastructure by approving the M2
motorway in the first place.
 As transport looms onto the election radar, short sighted quick fix
solutions like this will be increasingly treated with disdain by the
voters, Dr Kaye said.
For more information:       John Kaye 0407 195 455

John Kaye
email: john at nsw.greens.org.au
mob: 0407 195 455
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