Mark Robson (Austral Wright) Mark.Robson at australwright.com.au
Mon Jun 16 00:43:20 UTC 2014

Hi John,

I attended this ‘information session’ on Saturday as I was going past anyway, ( whoops don’t tell them I was driving!)

When I estimated the total trip time between Blacktown and the Reservoir Rd intersection south of the M4 roundabouts I was shocked.

When this project is completed there will be 11 sets of traffic lights; 3 uncontrolled road crossings and about 49 driveways.
I therefore guestimate a legally behaving rider will actually take 47 minutes to cover just 5.3 km, at a woeful 32% effective riding rate.
My allowances of 1-1/2 minutes for lights, ¼ minute for uncontrolled roads and 1/10th minute for each driveway are open for change.
They are all just estimates.

This will be perhaps the worst cycling facility built so far, perhaps being worse than Sunnyholt Road with all of its traffic lights.

I expressed my displeasure at the woeful result if these plans. I have also put my concerns in writing and emailed to the project.

Transport NSW have stated that cycling facilities should be enjoyable. This will be a wide footpath for legal use by cyclists.



From: camwest-discuss-bounces at nicku.org [mailto:camwest-discuss-bounces at nicku.org] On Behalf Of John Holstein
Sent: Tuesday, 3 June 2014 7:42 PM
To: camwest-announce at nicku.org; camwest-discuss at nicku.org

Fellow CAMWESTies, particularly those who live or cycle in the Blacktown area,

This email may be of interest to you.

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: Prospect Highway <Prospecthighway at rms.nsw.gov.au<mailto:Prospecthighway at rms.nsw.gov.au>>
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Sent: Tue, Jun 3, 2014 10:49 am
Dear Sir/Madam,

The Prospect Highway Upgrade team invites you to have a say on the future upgrade of the Prospect Highway between Reservoir Road, Prospect and St Martins Crescent, Blacktown.

RMS has prepared an environmental impact assessment of the proposed upgrade, known as the Review of Environmental Factors (REF). The REF assesses the potential environmental impacts, identifies environmental issues and outlines mitigation and management measures. The potential impacts assessed by the REF include traffic, noise, biodiversity, heritage and hydrology.

The Prospect Highway upgrade team are seeking feedback to finalise the concept design. Comments and submissions are invited until Monday June 30. The comments received during this display period will be considered as formal submissions to the REF. A Submissions Report will be prepared and made available later this year.

During March 2013 and October 2013 RMS sought feedback from the community on the local roads access strategy and the preliminary concept design. These submissions have been considered and published into submissions reports. The proposed design has been refined as a result of the feedback received.

These refinements to the design include:

  *   The proposed two-way road linking the Great Western Highway with the Prospect Highway has been moved up to 10 metres south to lessen property and environmental impacts
  *   A new pedestrian crossing across the Prospect Highway at the Blacktown Road intersection
  *   An upgrade of the existing Old Church Lane to Keyne Street pedestrian underpass to meet current design standards
  *   Bus stops:

     *   Two new bus stops at Reservoir Road intersection
     *   Relocation of the bus stop northbound at Stoddart Road to about 30 metres north of Harrod Street
     *   Relocation of the bus stops at Blacktown Mega Centre south towards St Martins Crescent intersection

  *   A new pedestrian footpath between Keyworth Drive and Roger Place
  *   Retaining walls at:

     *   St Bartholomew’s Church and cemetery
     *   The proposed two-way link road, continuing north along the Prospect Highway
     *   In front of the electricity tower north-west of the M4.
To ensure the project meets the community needs we are inviting feedback to the proposed concept design and REF by Monday June 30.

Comments and submissions can be made in writing by email to prospecthighway at rms.nsw.gov.au<mailto:prospecthighway at rms.nsw.gov.au> or mail addressed to The Prospect Highway Upgrade, Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 973, Parramatta CBD NSW 2124. Alternatively, you are invited to drop in and meet the project team at information sessions on Saturday June 14 from 10am to 2pm and Wednesday June 18 from 3:30pm to 7pm at Shelley Public School on Hadrian Avenue, Blacktown.

A copy of the REF and proposed design is available online at  www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects/projects/sydney_region/western_sydney/prospect_highway/index.html<http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects/projects/sydney_region/western_sydney/prospect_highway/index.html>

If you live locally, a newsletter will be delivered over the next few business days with information on the project. A copy of the community update newsletter is also available at the Prospect Highway Upgrade website.

If you need any information please do not hesitate to contact the project team by phone on 1300 660 275 or by email at prospecthighway at rms.nsw.gov.au<mailto:prospecthighway at rms.nsw.gov.au>.


Vernon Stanton
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