[CAMWEST-discuss] Parra Pedal - a one hit wonder?

Paul Bowyer pbowyer at au1.ibm.com
Wed Nov 2 23:26:10 UTC 2011

Yes this new government do seem uninterested in cycling.
   One of their first announcements is that they'll move the new cycleways
   in Sydney city (though that seems to have since quietened down)
   then they say they can't fund the the cycleway alongside the light rail
   extension to Dulwich Hill (the Greenway)
   And now they say they don't have any money to support the Parra Pedal in
   2012. There's an article (unfortunately very watered down) about it in
   this week's Parramatta Advertiser.

The local (Parramatta) state MP, Geoff Lee, happened to be at Westmead
station yesterday as I was heading to work and I asked him about the
dropping of funding for the Parra Pedal. He was unaware and asked me to
send him an email which I duly did.

I encourage you to tell him what you think about the government's
withdrawal of support for the Parra Pedal and ask him to get it back!
His email address is parramatta at parliament.nsw.gov.au

Thanks and regards

Paul Bowyer
Project Manager
Mobile: 0438 856 880
Email: pbowyer at au1.ibm.com

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                                       [CAMWEST-discuss] The Fox Hills     

Hi Jason,

The Roads Minister had finally promised to get us an answer on this gap
last year, but the change of state government has seen this promise become
nothing; and the new govt seem uninterested; and we have to start again
with a new minister. Also this gap is right at the edge of 2 council areas
so neither are willing to spend money there.

The good news for us however is that the 'back door' of Pemulwuy is now
open to traffic, so from Girraween creek
cyclists can turn RIGHT across the creek at Oklahoma Ave and travel via
Metella Avenue ( wide shoulder), Blacktown Rd (good footpath)
and Clunies Ross St( quiet street and some shared path) and the new Wombat
Street ( proposed shared path ) and get into Pemulwuy that way. I rode this
section with a group of beginners ( my kids ) last weekend and it's
perfectly good for any level of cyclist. The Gt Western Hwy can be crossed
as a vehicle or as a pedestrian without problems. Blacktown Rd here is
fairly quiet.

So even though the dreamed of underpass is still no closer to happening,
there is a good through route now that doesn't involve that awful road
crossing at Toongabbie Rd/Gt Western Hwy nor that awful and busy on-road
kilometre past Fox Hills golf course.

Holroyd Council have also informed us that when the Pemulwuy estate passes
90% completion that is the point when they put pressure on the developer to
complete ALL of the public infrastructure such as the shared paths. The M4
underpass would be included in that.

Now that McCoy Park is completed by Parra Council this missing link at Fox
Hills is the only gap in a path that would be continuous from the canal to
Old Windsor Rd. Both Camwest and the RTA can see regional significance of
this gap being completed. Also, Holroyd Council have repeatedly stated
their support for this underpass to be built.


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mailto:camwest-discuss-bounces at nicku.org] On Behalf Of Dale, Rudy & Jason
Sent: Wednesday, 2 November 2011 7:02 PM
To: camwest-discuss at nicku.org
Subject: Re: [CAMWEST-discuss] blacktown bicycle map review

Hi Michael,

I meant to reply to this earlier and now I realise it's too late...

I'm interested to see if there's been any progress on the missing link
between Fox Hills and Pemulway, joining the cycleway along greystanes creek
and Pemulway (which then joins the canal cycleway/prospect reservoir).

Sorry again for the late reply.

Cheers, Jason.

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