Don Murchison
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Started Mar 2, 2019 0 Replies

After years of lobbying, it is very disappointing that safe cycling infrastructure is still not accepted as a mainstream form of transport in NSW. The government spends billions knocking down…Continue


Started Feb 19, 2019 0 Replies

Hello Everyone,I am so disappointed with the lack of money being spent on making cycling safe and enjoyable for everyone, that I am finally, as a last resort of continual lobbying, starting a…Continue

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Time is running out to write a brief SUBMISSION to support the proposed new Lane Cove Bike Plan

Started Oct 27, 2013 0 Replies

The proposed new Lane Cove Bike Plan aims to make it safe for children and families to ride the bike - recreationally, to school, library, aquatic centre, etc. It proposes a new network of shared…Continue

Please support the NEW 2013 Lane Cove BICYCLE PLAN

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edward Re Dec 13, 2013. 65 Replies

After 6 months of investigating all the safe cycling options for the Lane Cove area the Bicycle Advisory Committee [BAC] has recommended an exciting new 2013 Bicycle Plan which aims to attract a…Continue


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What sort of riding do you do ?
Road Cycling, Track Cycling, Recreational, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Lane Cove
Tell us about your bikes
Road bikes, Folding bikes for the car, train & travelling, kids bikes, E-bikes, tandem bike & a couple of spare bikes for visitors.
About Me:
I am on Lane Cove Council's Bicycle Advisory Committee, attend P&C & School Council meetings at Greenwich Public School and also am a committee member of the Greenwich Community Association.

Professionally I am an Artist, Comedian, Writer, Variety Artist, Hygromorphomatician [artistic harvesting of rainwater to create artificail streams, ponds & waterfalls.]

I initiated the Community Pathways Project to facilitate off-road shared pathways in Lane Cove, as the roads in Lane Cove are considered too dangerous for families in this area & many schools didn’t encourage kids to ride to school. We planned a magnificent off-road route from the Epping Rd Cycleway / Lane Cove town centre all the way to Greenwich Point [ the ferry.] It also included a boardwalk along the foreshore. Part of the route was through parkland between the Lane Cove Country Club [golf course] & residential houses, with scenic views of the city. This has unfortunately not to date received sufficient support in Council.

I am a staunch advocate of shared pathways and OFF-the-road cycleways. I see these as essential to reduce Sydney’s growing chronic traffic congestion. I’m an advocate for kids riding to school & students riding to universites / TAFE’s, etc.

The bike is the main mode of transport for our family - especially for all local [up to 10 kilometre journeys.] Now we have two young children we have bought E-bikes which we find fantastic to assist on the hills & when we have a load, or a child on the back. We have numerous bikes in the garage - mountain bikes, road bikes, folding bikes, kids bikes & bikes. The car is really secondary for our transport needs, & I keep scooters or folding bikes in the car at all times to enable me to park well short of my destination [if I do need to take the car] so parking is never an issue or expense. Indeed cycling is usually a pleasure.

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