CBD BIKES ACTION – HANDS OFF BICYCLE LANES!

June 8th, 2006 Posted in Advocacy, Events

 from AndrewD at Bikesydney

The Cross City Tunnel wassupposed to ease traffic congestion in the CBD.  Now it threatens bicycle lanes across the CBD and East Sydney.  It's a disgrace!  

Join the Greens and the bicycle community to protest the current attack on
bicycle lanes in the CBD. 1:00pm Thursday 15th June 2006Martin Place
(between Elizabeth & Philip Sts)SYDNEY CBD

In an attempt to salvage the failed Cross City Tunnel project the Government has foreshadowed the closure of bicycle lanes on William Street.  This places under threat
other bicycle links that were planned across the city, including a bicycle lane on Kent Street that linked William St with Pyrmont Bridge.
By seeking to vary the conditions of consent for the Cross City Tunnel
which will result in lost bicycle lanes, the RTA is breaching the
Government's own policy to build bicycle infrastructure into all
motorway projects.  The RTA's continued overriding of planning decisions
also places uncertainty on other routes leading to and from the city,
such as the bicycle lanes planned for Epping Road as part of the Lane
Cove Tunnel project.    

Join the protest to say HANDS OFF BICYCLE LANES!
Bring your bikes.  Bring your friends. Contact:  Greens MP Lee
Rhiannon's office – 9230 3551; lee.rhiannon@parliament.nsw.gov.au ;
www.leerhiannon.org.au