[CAMWEST-announce] the portals in the Lennox Bridge
Mark Robson (Austral Wright)
Mark.Robson at australwright.com.au
Tue Nov 6 14:53:28 EST 2012
On the basis that this is a discussion forum and opinions can be expressed openly:
I would like to point out that there is an alternative for cyclists that doesn't exactly
create huge problems.
By crossing the big park near the church and using the Victoria Rd traffic lights to cross Church St
Even the most timid cyclist can pass through here without the portals.
A decent commuter cyclist can use Sorrel St and cross Church st unassisted near the café.
I done both of these and they are equally effective in passing Church St.
An uninterrupted off-road path from Westmead through Parramatta Park all the way to Olympic Park
Is our goal, but denying these portals will not totally stop this goal. A short bypass is reasonable and easily possible.
Now I'm not saying do not support this gathering. Cyclists should always be supportive of one another's efforts in advocacy.
But I believe there is a viable alternative for cyclists so don't get too focussed on winning one battle.
The big picture is uninterrupted off-road path from Old Winsdor Rd to Olympic Park.
From: camwest-discuss-bounces at nicku.org [mailto:camwest-discuss-bounces at nicku.org] On Behalf Of John Holstein
Sent: Monday, 5 November 2012 10:10 PM
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Subject: Re: [CAMWEST-discuss] Show your support for the portals in the Lennox Bridge on Sat 17 Nov at 10.30am
Unfortunately I have a prior family commitment in the country that weekend & won't be able to attend.
I agree with your sentiments re the bridge entirely. I too had misgivings about the portals, but I believe the planned work will have little effect on the visual appeal of this wonderful old bridge and will open up the entire Parramatta River from Sydney Olympic Park to Parramatta Park.
Once other planned works are completed over the next few years, that link will be entirely off road. This will be a wonderful facility for Western Sydney, opening up the northern banks of the Parramatta River to walkers, joggers, wheelchairs & cyclists and at the same time, linking two very significant recreational areas in Western Sydney to passive transport and active enjoyment.
Please come along & show your support (or opposition) to this proposal, all opinions are welcome.
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 - ) )
From: Paul Bowyer <pbowyer at au1.ibm.com>
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Sent: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 9:09 pm
Subject: [CAMWEST-discuss] Show your support for the portals in the Lennox Bridge on Sat 17 Nov at 10.30am
Fellow cyclists... we need your help!
Parramatta Council have an exciting plan to put portals in the approaches
to the Lennox Bridge in Parramatta. The portals will mean unhindered access
on both sides of the river, west to Parramatta Park and beyond, and east
to Sydney Olympic Park and the city. It's a watershed moment - we mustn't
miss the opportunity.
A great deal of thought has gone into this proposal, and although I was
initially sceptical about making modifications to this beautiful old
bridge, I am now an enthusiastic supporter. I believe it to be an excellent
example of adaptive reuse.
But we need to show our support as there is large group of vocal opponents.
Please come along to the meeting at the Lennox bridge on Saturday, 17 Nov,
at 10.30am to show your support.
Please bring your family and friends. Cyclists, runners and walkers will
all benefit from this fantastic change. And it will bring a new
appreciation of the beautiful Lennox bridge for us all.
Looking forward to seeing you there. Please let me know if you intend to
Thanks and regards
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