[CAMWEST-announce] Fwd: 'Cycling Promotion Fund Campaign Photo' update 5

John Holstein jonhol2 at netscape.net
Tue Sep 18 15:05:46 EST 2012

Fellow CAMWESTies,
                                 here is an update on an old photograph showing the difference between cars, buses & cyclists on the road. Feel free to distribute it through your newtworks with the Cycling Promotion Fund logo attached.

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 - ) )

-----Original Message-----
From: Pozible <info at pozible.com>
To: jonhol2 <jonhol2 at netscape.net>
Sent: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 12:53 pm
Subject: 'Cycling Promotion Fund Campaign Photo' update 5


					Dear John Holstein

The project 'Cycling Promotion Fund Campaign Photo' you are supporting on Pozible has just received an update from the project creator.

On Sunday 9th September 69
volunteers, 69 bicycles, 60 cars and one bus gathered in Canberra to recreate a
world-renowned photograph taken more than 20 years ago to demonstrate the
advantages of bus and bicycle travel in congested cities. (video link)

The captured image shows the typical
space occupied in a city street by three common modes of transport—cars,
bicycles and a bus—and is being made available free of charge to
organisations, group and individuals to help promote the efficiency of public
transport and cycling in congested cities.

“The image succinctly illustrates the
greater space efficiency of bus and bicycle travel,” spokesperson for the
Cycling Promotion Fund (CPF), Mr Stephen Hodge said.

“In the space it takes to accommodate
60 cars, cities can accommodate around sixteen buses or more than 600 bikes.”

While many developed nations are
embracing active travel, Australia is missing major opportunities to develop
efficient and convenient transport options that have significant health and
economic benefits.

“Eight out of ten Australian adults
still use a private motor vehicle to travel to work or full-time study, just
14% take public transport, 4% walk and a mere 2% cycle, with 30% of these trips
in the cities under 3km” Mr Hodge said.

“If Australians continue on this path
it is estimated that productivity loss due to avoidable congestion—the economic
loss due to the amount of time wasted in traffic—will be $20 billion by 2020.”

The Australian photographic
initiative was funded by the Cycling Promotion Fund, the ACT Government and
online donations from Australians via the Go!
Alliance website, also receiving in-kind support from Pedal Power ACT. The
project used 69 people, as this is the capacity of a standard Canberra bus, and
60 cars, as this is the number occupied on average by 69 people.

“There’s been great interest from cities
across Australia and we’re hoping that by making the image freely available
this interest translates into wide dissemination,” Mr Hodge said.

“As Australia’s population swells and
our cities experience ever increasing congestion we need to get smarter about
how we use existing road space—including investing more in alternatives such as
public transport and cycling—if we are to move people more efficiently and

See photo below:


Stephen Hodge, Mob
0411 149 910,shodge at cyclingpromotion.com.au

Peter Bourke, Mob
0438 871 271,pbourke at cyclingpromotion.com.au

Download the
Australian transport photo from [http://bit.ly/PJ0ZAD], 1600px,
2400px and 3600px versions available for download.

Documentaries has kindly put together a short video for us of the making of the
Canberra Transport Photo, see http://youtu.be/YEVaP-W4Vs4.

See www.cyclingpromotion.com.au for more details

Supporters at the various levels to this project will soon receive more information regarding the distribution of their prizes.


					Kind Regards,
					The Pozible Team				

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