Cycling in Sydney Australia
Good Day, Sydney Cycling area is expanding. It's a shame the infrastructure is NOT.
Here is my response directed at our local council who still think white painted cycles on the road & 300mm x 150mm graffiti covered yellow signs are the answer to cyclists safety. Please google cycle routes around Campbelltown NSW & see how it compares to your area.
Hit the track for holiday fun at bicycle centre.
Campbelltown NSW has no bicycle infrastructure. Perhaps this programme could take upcoming cyclists onto Campbelltown roads. Start with taking the 12 year olds onto the Raby Rd M5 overpass during peak hour. Explain that 12 months later they will be fined over $300 if they don't stay on the dangerous roadway. Many more examples could be given. Let's get real Campbelltown. Check out the Parramatta Council cycle infrastructure. Also challenge NSW State Government's repressive anti cycling legislation. Regards, John.
I have submitted my comments to the local paper but expect it to be bastardised or not printed. If it does get printed I expecting a lot of community flack.
What next Guys & Gals?
Regards, John H.
I think that's the same road I used when out there. Can't imagine anyone letting there kids ride in that area
Yes, you would be nuts to expose yourself to that 100m risk while you can cycle behind that protective barrier.
There's a lot of mystery concerning shared path vs. footpath in some parts.
Often there was no signage but paint was put on the footpath indicating the cyclists should use it. Since then, paint has gone. Penrith has some of that on Castlereagh Rd where the breakdown lane cycling vanishes there are ramps to get on and off the footpath. Ditto the Great Western Highway near the level crossing in Faulconbridge.
Perhaps the OP might like to ask for a shared path to be formalised on (off) Narellan Rd. I am sure a lot of shared path in Penrith got up because there was little objection from pedestrians.
Used the footpath on the western side of Castlereagh a little while ago to avoid the underpass, the bicycle slip lane ramp thing was an excellent idea, whoever came up with that!
The on road 600mm(?) wide bicycle lane, not so good...seems there's a lot of belief in the magic of white lines from the heavy vehicle operators out that way,
Yup, I have had nasty losses-of-space on those 600mm magic dulux features, so I avoid them. Ditto the roundabouts.
Hence the use of the new developments north of the station for transit. And flexibility concerning where cycling may be done!
There are some good bits of road as well as path and some features to enjoy in there too. Riverside apart, such as Lewer's Bequest, I go to the 'riff because I must. Not a destination of choice, but a choice destination.
There`s no Penriff BUG.
CAMWEST is dead with new president in not giving new info. Website is not up to date and don`t bother to check it out.
I`ve abandoned it and no longer volunteers for them.