[CAMWEST-discuss] Bike valet Parking

Paul Bowyer pbowyer88 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 02:45:41 UTC 2015

Hi John, 

Thanks for this summary, and for your indefatigable efforts over the year! 




Paul Bowyer

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Dear Fellow CAMWESTies,

                                           well, 2014 is now becoming a
distant memory as we are almost one week into 2015, but 2014 was a
relatively productive year for cycling. Here are some of our achievements:


We saw two very important pieces of non road infrastructure opened up in
Parramatta. The Baludarri Path from UWS Rydalmere to MacArthur St was
completed and has resulted in an upsurge of cycling into Parramatta. This is
a beautiful shared path which has opened up some beautiful riverside scenery
along the ride into Parramatta from the east.


Just before Christmas we also saw the completion and opening without
fanfare, of the Northern Portal in the Lennox Bridge, which has completed an
off road path from Parramatta CBD to Parramatta Park. Expect the area to be
busy with all types of users and blocked by special events at times, but it
is a delightful ride.


Work continues in the planning stages of a project to build a boardwalk
along the river at the Ferry Wharf which will complete the off road link
from UWS to the CBD, an exciting project which will be a boon to all non
motorised traffic.


We must remember also, with the completion of these paths comes an increase
in all forms of users, and we need to be aware of and respectful towards the
other users. We have identified a possible need for education programmes
along the path for all users. In the meantime, it is a shared path in a busy
recreational area of a large CBD, please ride accordingly.


CAMWEST started the year with Bike Valet Parking (BVP) at Parramatta Park
for Australia Day. We will do the same thing this year & we will be seeking
volunteers. This is a major fundraising activity& it will allows us to carry
out other advocacy work. We also provided BVP at two events in Canterbury
City Council and shared the proceeds of one of those events with the
Canterbury Men's Bike Shed who provided volunteer support for the event.
This hopefully will encourage them to take up this activity. Also during
2014 we provided BVP equipment hire for three events run by Bike Sydney. 

Parramatta Council also contracted us to provide a BVP service at the
Heritage Festival where we also trialled a bike hub activity and hosted 3
Heritage Rides with Paul Bowyer. The PCC is open to us providing these
services at a number of other events throughout the year. It is a strain on
Volunteer labour & we may have to look at some aspects of paid labour to run
these services.


Recently we also met with Blacktown Council and have been asked to provide a
quote to provide BVP at the Medieval Fayre at Nurragingy Reserve around may.
This event attracts over 60,000 visitors over two days. They are also
interested in some community rides in the area & also the revitalisation of
a bicycle recycling service. Blacktown LGA covers the ever expanding Rouse
Hill / Riverstone/ Schofields area and there are large amounts of cycle
paths being constructed in those areas.

Rob and Michael are continuing their work with Riverstone Lions Club to
manage the Ride to Riverstone Charity Ride and Rob has been busy scoping out
some new routes for this ride through some of Sydney's spectacular rural
fringes out around Scheyville & the beautiful Hawkesbury River.


In summary, it has been a productive year for cycling with some great new
paths opening up, advocacy work taking on new boundaries and employment
opportunities presenting themselves within the area. 


Watch this space for  a chance to do some volunteer work with us for
Australia Day.



John Holstein 
Member of CAMWEST ( <http://camwest.pps.com.au> 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 - ) )

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