Randwick Council resolves to support retention of College Street Cycleway – 24th June 2015

UPDATE 26th June 2015:

Large numbers turn out in the Sydney CBD for this morning’s bike rider protest over the imminent closure of the College Street Cycleway.

Visit the ABC site for photos and coverage of this morning’s event.
24th June 2015:

Last night Randwick Council agreed to Greens Councillor Murray Matson’s urgent request that it oppose the looming closure of the popular College Street Cycleway in neighbouring City of Sydney Council.

The College Street Cycleway - Sydney CBD

The College Street Cycleway feeding into the Sydney CBD faces imminent closure. (image from http://www.sydneycycleways.net/projects/college-street/)

The Council resolved:

“That on behalf of local cyclists who wish to commute safely within the CBD, Randwick Council as a matter of urgency write to the NSW Government calling on it to honor The City of Sydney’s contract with the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) by not commencing the College Street Cycleway Removal until after the new Castlereagh Street Cycleway has been completed and is operational.”
(Resolution to Greens Councillor Murray Matson’s matter of urgent business, Randwick City Council, 23rd June 2015)

This Friday, 26th June, supporters of the College Street Cycleway will stage a bike riders protest in the Sydney CBD

“On Friday we will show the government what it looks like to push cyclists into the peak. In both the morning we will gather at 8am at the south eastern corner of Hyde Park, corner of Liverpool and College, before taking all traffic lanes heading north until we arrive at Martin Place. In the evening we will gather again at Martin Place at 5:30pm, filling all the lanes heading south, before turning up Oxford St and filling the bus lane up to Taylor Square.”
(Save the College Street Cycleway facebook page)

 

 

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