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

 

New path for Picnic Point

A new concrete path for pedestrians and cyclists is being built along Lambeth St, Picnic Point. Work is expected to finish in July, weather permitting. The path will be installed between the two intersections of Lambeth St with Kelvin Pde. Partial road closures will be required at times and on-street parking will also be affected.

Recent rides

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Douglas-ParkOur rides coordinator, Phillip Jackson, has sent in some photos of some Bike Liverpool’s recent rides. The first image is the group of riders at Queens Rd entrance to Parramatta Park just before the ride to Windsor and back. The gang were entertained by the Police booking drivers failing to stop at the Stop Sign. The second image is from the Campbelltown –Douglas Park – Menangle Park Loop ride, with some keen riders enjoying the countryside and views not far from Douglas Pk.

NSW Govt releases Cycling Safety Action Plan 2014-2016

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The NSW Government has just released a three-year plan that includes actions to:

  • Build on the new “It’s a Two Way Street” campaign developed with the Amy Gillett Foundation to improve interaction between all road users
  • Develop a targeted cycling infrastructure safety improvements program
  • Trial vehicle activated road signs in selected areas that tell drivers when cyclists are approaching
  • Find ways to improve compliance and cyclist identification.

Read more here.