Cycling in Sydney Australia
That's great Bob. As it turned out Canberra did become bike friendly.
and courtesy of Mr OR_, from
a rally in Sydney in 1975
"About 800 cyclists gathered at the Opera House steps yesterday in protest against lack of facilities for cyclists in Sydney. They presented petitions to the Minister for Culture, Sport and Recreation, Mr Barraclough. Calling themselves the Cyclist Action Group, they want Centennial Park closed to motor traffic at weekends, cycle ways built along major roads and a program to publicise the rights of cyclists on roads."
Must be a photo somewhere.
No photo so far but this in Honi Soit, (Sydney Uni paper), March 1975 issue
(got a couple of good Petty cartoons too)
WED., 12th MARCH
9.30am Central Court, Liverpool St. Demo in
support of people arrested at Fig St. AntiExpressway
Demonstration (Hearing set
down, for TO.OOam).
4.30pm Save Public Transport Deputation
meets Transport Minister Fife at Parliament
House. Macquarie St. Lobby outside
THU., 13th MARCH
9.30am Central Court — Fig St Hearings
Friday 14th March;
10.30 am —'12.30 pin: AUSFS Insurance
is here "— Household. All Risks, and Life Insurance
at cheap rates. Information from JeK
Hsyler, the AUS Services Vice President,
who'll bo at the SRC Front Office today. In
Level One. Wentworth.
1 pm — 2 pm: Jeff Haylor from AUS will
speak on Travel. Services and the Union. Any
gripes about AUS. or queries etc particularly if
you want to travel next Summer come to
SAT. 16th MARCH
9.00am Bicycle Clinic — Oatley Park (Hurstville
Municipality). Learn to ride your bike
better, help from experts with reports.
FORU M on current economi c and
ecological exploitation. Topics: UNDERDEVELOPMENT
, OVERDEVELOP -
MENT , URANIU M EXPORT .
WOODCHIP , TRANSPORT , THIR D
CARSLAW LECTURE THEATRE.
$I.(X) student. Sunday, March 16, lOam4.30pm.
•MON, 17th MARCH
5.30pm Save Public Transport Committee
Meeting, NSW Environment Centre,
• Require confirmation of date ana place.
TUE, 18th MARCH
7.30pm Cyclist Action Group Meeting. NSW
Environment Centre. Broadway.
ir Radical-Ecology Conference (Easter Friday
— Easter Monday) in drawing closer. (See
last Honi for an article on the R.E.C.) People intending
to go should register very soon, as
there is a quota on the number of people from
each state. Registration forms can be obtained
from the front counter of the S.R.C., or the
N.S.W. Environment Centre. 263B Broadway.
Typewriter, new Royal portable, $55 Ph 78-
1566 or 55-7268
SUN. 6th APRIL
12 00 noon, Centennial Park. Picnic and Bicycle
Rally. Signs will lead from park gates to
picnic site. Ride to Operà House at 2.
Watch notice boards for proposed action on
possible bus and train fare rises.
If you care about transport, please attend as
many activities as possible.
For further info contact Allen Sarrenson (61-
3993 during bus. hours), A, Fule, 28 Nithsdale
St. Sydney, or me at home on 95-5731 — Don
(SRC Transport Campaigns Organiser)
"The Coming Ready or Not Show" broadcasting
from the new ABC Womens Unit.
Saturdays. 2FC. 5-6pm.
Anti-Expressway Action Group meets every
second Sunday. 1 lam. Methodist Church Hall
Toxteth Rd.. Glebe.
Supporters or me NSW BLF meet every second
Monday, Room 75. Trades Hall, 7.30pm.
SUPPORT THE FIG STREET TEN arrested in
struggle against urban expressways. Central
Court, 9.30 am, March 12 & 13.
Wow, imported frames costing $300!!
Come to think of it, the bikes at K-Mart are imported and they’re cheaper ...
Sounds about the time that NCM was formed with all of those long haired radicals !
Pretty amazing they got 800 people out for the Opera House rally. The students were a lot more activist back then I guess. I was backpacking in Europe in 75, wasn't really into bikes then.