Straight from the mailbox and hot off the scanner...
Not that it's actually much to get excited about if you've seen any of these paths, but at least it's bringing bicycles into the attention of the wider public.
City of Sydney
ARN 22 636 550 790
GPO Box 1591 Sydney NSW 2001 Australia
Town Hall House 456 Kent Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Phone +61 2 9265 9333 Fax +61 2 9265 9222 TTY +61 2 9265 9276
1st March 2010
BOURKE ROAD, MANDIBLE and BOWDEN STREETS ALEXANDRIA CYCLEWAY OPENINGS
In November 2009, the City of Sydney began construction on separated cycleways on Bourke Road, Mandible and Bowden Streets. These cycleways will be opened shortly.
They are among the first of a comprehensive 200 kilometre cycle network that the City of Sydney is building to reduce road congestion, cut carbon emissions and improve public health.
These are important local roads in the Alexandria area, and the City has implemented a range of measures including changed lane markings and the installation of speed cushions to reduce vehicle speeds, and increase safety for all road users.
Please be aware of these changes and consider the needs of others.
In the factsheet attached - Introducing the Bourke Road, Bowden and Mandible Street Cycleways - you will find information specific to drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.
Drivers are reminded to obey the road markings and road rules at all times - they exist for the safety of yourself and others. Drivers must also observe the road rules that apply to manoeuvring in and out of driveways and making turns:
When entering or leaving a driveway, a driver must give way to ALL pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles already travelling along a footpath, cycleway or roadway respectively.
Alexandria and Beaconsfield already have the second highest percentage of residents cycling to work in the City of Sydney with a 74 per cent increase in bike riders between 2001 and 2006.
These new cycleways will play an important part in increasing safety and convenience for existing bike riders, reducing road congestions, and encouraging even more Sydneysiders to take up cycling as a safe, sustainable and healthy option.
For more information please contact David Woolbank on (02) 9265 9333 or by email at email@example.com or visit our website at:
Chief Executive Officer