CAMWEST News for August 2000

Tue Aug 1 00:00:00 EST 2000

After a long time of depending on motorised vehicles, police units around the world are starting to see once again the value of bicycles for policing. The Parramatta command was the first in Sydney to adopt bikes, and it was an instant success in community policing. It has grown to 14 members, has achieved 246 arrests and laid more than 300 charges. It has contributed in bringing Parramatta down from the 3rd worst crime area to a ranking of 21.

In this issue, we interview Senior Constable Dave Flood, a keen cyclist and an officer in the Parramatta police unit. He tells us how it all started, describes a typical day in the bike unit, and shares his thoughts on cycling in Western Sydney.

Upper Parramatta River Cycleway Proposal Presented
Parramatta Council narrows cycle route
Parramatta-Liverpool Cycleway to be opened on October 29
M4 Viaduct Cycleway Exhibition
Car Free Day -Parramatta Park, Sunday 6th August
Anzac Bridge Cycleway completed
New Cycleway Investigated
Active Australia Day Preparation
Riding to Olympic Park

Wheel for Westmead 
     Sunday 6th August, 2000 10am -2pm 
     Parramatta Park 
     Fund Raiser for Westmead Hospital. 
    $5 entry, call 9845 7692. It's a car free day, so catch public transport or just ride. 
Tizzana Winery Luncheon Ride 
     Sunday August 27 
     Great lunch, different routes 
CAMWEST Bay to Mountains ride and Active Australia Day 
    Sunday October 29 
Sydney to Wollongong ride 
    Sunday November 19 
Cycle Sydney 
     Sunday December 3 
RTA Big Ride (Oberon to Fordes) 
     31 March - Sun 8 April, 2001 

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