[CAMWEST-discuss] Demise of CAMWEST?

Leanne Rylands l.rylands at uws.edu.au
Tue Jul 13 20:47:28 UTC 2010

Dear Camwesties,
I'd hate to see Camwest die. It has done a lot of good over the years, and 
being able to write about cycling under the camwest name carries more 
weight than something from just one cyclist.

I'm one of the many who has not done anything recently for camwest. Years 
ago I did quite a bit, but I have a very demanding job now and can't do 
anything. I hop that one day I will be more active again.

Meanwhile, if camwest can limp along with a few peole doing what they can 
then we will be better off than we would be without camwest.


PS I am in Belgium right now and my colleagues here who cycle to work are 
PAID 0.20EUR for each kilometre they cycle when coming to and from work!
Life could be a lot better.

> Hello fellow CAMWESTIES,
> please take some time to visit this thread on Sydney Cyclist
> http://www.sydneycyclist.com/forum/topics/advocacy-in-the-workplace-so?page
> =1&commentId=1321712%3AComment%3A168530&x=1#1321712Comment168530
> The start of the thread by Rob & subsequent comment by Streetsweeper, (Phil)
> prompted me to think about the future of CAMWEST. I realise that many of us
> lead very busy lives and find it difficult to dedicate time to a lot of
> separate issues, but several recent requests for assistance have resulted in
> almost negligible response. My recent call for assistance with incorporation
> prompted only one response & that was from another group with a totally
> different focus.
> To say I was disappointed is a slight understatement & has lead me to think
> that there is a need to either revive CAMWEST or let the group go into
> recess for a time.
> I will continue to advocate for better cycling facilities, but under my own
> name, but to continue CAMWEST without adequate support is becoming more
> difficult as time goes on as we don't even have an active management team at
> present.
> There are a couple of projects in the pipeline between now & October, but
> beyond that time ..................
> I look forward to your responses.
> John Holstein
> 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 - ) )


Dr Leanne Rylands
Associate Head of School
School of Computing & Mathematics
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