[CAMWEST-discuss] News Wanted
jonhol2 at netscape.net
jonhol2 at netscape.net
Wed Jan 30 18:56:10 EST 2008
The holidays are over pretty well and
we are back at work, school or any other daily grind. 2008 has come
around & already one twelfth of it has disappeared.
CAMWEST this year loses its innocence and turns 21
years old and thanks must go out to those who have kept this vital
organisation alive for all those years. I urge you to read the
transcript of Ian McIndoe's interview on the website to gain an insight
into the heritage of CAMWEST. I have included a quote from that
interview setting out Ian's wishes for the future of CAMWEST:-
What are your hopes for CAMWEST?
"I hope the organisation thrives. We need to keep recruiting
new people as it is inevitable that members will come and go as
other commitments take over their lives. It would be nice to
think that we might actually grow and therefore increase our
influence. It is important to harness member’s motivation
to pursue issues they are passionate with but it is also
important that as an organisation we take up other opportunities
that come our way."
As we move into 2008 we
are presented with a new range of opportunities to promote cycling.
Climate change is very much on the agenda, fuel prices are spiraling
upwards, obesity across all ages is becoming an epidemic and people are
becoming far more aware of the need to seek out alternatives to the
motor car as a form of transport. Cycling infrastructure has improved
in the area, largely due to the work of previous members of CAMWEST,
but there is still a long way to go to reach a satisfactory state. One
large problem at present is the gaps in our infrastructure such as the
T-Way, Parramatta Valley Cycleway & the newly opened Western Sydney
One important way to
grow our organisation is to give it a public face and voice and to that
end, I am seeking stories and news that can be passed on to local media
outlets and used to update our already excellent website. These stories
can be about issues pertinent to your local area, rides that are being
run, local achievements in cycling, in other words, anything at all
relating to cycling in the greater West.
Please send anything you think may be of interest to me at jonhol2 at netscape.net or simply forward it through the discuss email address listed above.
Member of CAMWEST (camwest.pps.org.au) advocating for better cycling infrastructure for Sydney's West.
"if we don't change direction, we will end up where we are headed"
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