[CAMWEST-discuss] Rydalmere Cycleway Closure
droftac at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 7 11:40:31 UTC 2007
This issue is generating quite a bit of interest. The issue is on the agenda at the Parramatta Council Bicycle Steering committee meetings at which Camwest has at least 3 reps. Nick, I'm wondering whether there is value in sending the transcript of this discuss list to council such as Gary Jensen as an indicator of the concerns among the cycling community with a view that council may make this a higher priority.
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 10:49:18 +1000
From: Mark.Robson at australwright.com.au
To: jrobbo_ at hotmail.com; camwest-discuss at nicku.org
Subject: [CAMWEST-discuss] Rydalmere Cycleway Closure
and welcome to the list,
As far as I
know it's the bridge itself that is shut. Reference to the 'cycleway' closure is
the point is
there is no longer a through route from Parramatta to Silverwater Bridge via
So in essence
the cyclepath is closed as it can't be used. Of course nothing stopping you from
Parramatta up through the industrial area to the shut bridge and riding
You are spot
on about going via Rydalmere station. A few years ago I lived at North Parra and
rode this way a lot. I found
better to go via the Victorai Rd footpath over Rydalmere station than via that
awful bridge. Then you can sneak
the Uni grounds and there's a short path under James RUse Drive into Thomas St,
then over the Elizabeth
into Parra. I reckon this is far better than the industrial area, though
that was pretty much OK at dawn on weekends.
North-West T-way is alongside Old Windsor Road. It's supposed to be continuous
off-road cyclepath all the way from
Park to Windsor, but the forgot to build the bit between the Cumberland Highway
and Hammers Road at Northmead.
rough detour via Doig St if you can find it through the noise
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[mailto:camwest-discuss-bounces at nicku.org]On Behalf Of James
Sent: Wednesday, 26 September 2007 10:38 AM
camwest-discuss at nicku.org
Subject: [CAMWEST-discuss] Rydalmere
Have just joined this list
and noticed the thread on the cycleway closure at Rydalmere.
I know the
Thackeray St bridge is being intermittently closed for the next six months,
but where is the closed cycleway that is being talked about? I often ride
along the Parramatta Valley Cycleway to Rydalmere Wharf, and I often wheel my
bike along the footpath for a couple of blocks between there and Rydalmere
station where the path is. It's a lot better than riding through the
industrial area when the trucks are around... is part of this route closed or
is this just a reference to a part of the route that hasn't yet been
And I also noticed a mention about the T-way cycle path being
closed? Where is this?
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