M7 Share the Path Day

M7_share_the_pathSaturday 22nd November
10am to 12pm
Located off the M7 shared path at
101 Wallgrove Road Eastern Creek

  • Enjoy FREE coffee, sausage sizzle and giveaways
  • Learn about shared path etiquette
  • Talk directly to the M7 Team
  • FREE bike tune ups by expert Sydney Bike Skills staff

Entry to the event is just off the shared path in the M7 car park at 101 Wallgrove Road, Eastern Creek. Park at the M7 office or ride or walk from home.

All shared path users are welcome.

For more information, visit the  M7 website, email info@westlinkm7.com.au
or call 9834 9200.

Petrol-powered bicycles banned from 1 October

From 1 October 2014, petrol-powered bicycles will be banned on NSW roads and road-related areas such as footpaths, shared paths, cycle ways and cycle paths. The ban will include bicycles that:

  • Have had a petrol-powered engine attached after purchase
  • Were bought with an attached petrol-powered engine
  • Are powered by any type of internal combustion engine.

The ban does not include:

  • Regular bicycles with no engines attached
  • Complying 250 watt pedelacs
  • 200 watt power assisted pedal bicycles that have an electric motor.

More information here.

CAUTION: MAGGIES ABOUT

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Photo from The Australian

It seems Magpie season has started early. John Raju has reported that there is a very aggressive Magpie near South Park Chipping Norton. John was attacked by the bird while riding along the bike path between the river and South Park and then again along Charlton Avenue (where he detoured on the way home to avoid the bird). There was blood and it wasn’t the magpie’s! Be careful out there folks.

The Google Magpie Map is a good resource to revisit at this time of year. If you encounter an aggressive magpie please log it for the sake of other riders.

New Wattle Grove path opens

The new Wattle Grove path has opened. The path connects to the Anzac Road path and follows the edge of Wattle Grove. In addition to the concrete path there’s a gravel running path. A great local addition

Notification of Work on the M7 Shared Path

Ash_place_prestonsThe M7 shared path near Ash Road, Prestons floods up to six times per year, with each event lasting up to three days. When this occurs, the shared path is not safe to cross.

In the past Westlink used barrier boards to prevent access in these situations but has been unsuccessful.

Westlink M7 is working closely with Liverpool City Council on a permanent solution to the flooding. In the meantime, to manage this hazard, lockable gates are being installed on the shared path.

Westlink feels that the shared path gates will help ensure public safety by preventing access to the flooded section during wet weather events. The gates will be installed at three locations on the shared path, including:

  • after the Jedda Road connection
  • at the entrance from Ash Road
  • before the Kurrajong Road connection.

Work to install the gates will take three days from Monday 4 August to Wednesday 6 August 2014, weather permitting. Work hours are 7am to 5pm. The shared path will remain open during work, and traffic control will direct cyclists safely around the work area.
Once installed, the gates will only be closed during flooding events, and opened when flooding has subsided. Gate closures will then be communicated on the Westlink M7 website.

Westlink M7 apologises for any inconvenience this may cause to shared path users and thanks you for your understanding of this important project. Should you wish to discuss this in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact Anne-Marie Mitchell.

Bike Liverpool’s response to Our New City

Building-Our-New-City-Bike-Liverpool-Response We’ve made a detailed submission to Liverpool City Council in response to their vision for Liverpool as a vibrant regional city of opportunity, prosperity and diversity.
We think that transport is one of the key elements of realising this vision. But doubling the numbers of cars on the road will make the city noisier, increase air pollution, make the streets less inviting places to eat and shop, and make moving through the streets slower and more stressful.
Even a relatively small increase in the mode share of active travel can lead to positive outcomes for Liverpool’s transport system, environment, health and liveability.
Our submission looks at what is needed in Liverpool to encourage more people to cycle for transport.

Building Our New City: Bike Liverpool Response