If you ride in or through Canning Vale, Thornlie etc

If you ride in or through Canning Vale, Thornlie etc

Postby chuckchunder » Fri May 23, 2008 9:32 am

you might want to do this survey

While some of their efforts to date have been a bit dubious in my opinion, the City is trying hard to improve things for cyclists and pedestrians and are willing to listen

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from the City of Gosnells -

Cyclists and non cyclists are invited to complete a survey so we are aware of community needs regarding future cycle paths, cycle racks and any other issues that can help assist to improve conditions for cycling in the City of Gosnells.

We look forward to finding out what interventions would help to encourage everyone to cycle more.
Please consider areas that you would walk or cycle to if the infrastructure was in place. We are especially interested in areas around schools, shopping centres, recreational centres and employment areas. Recommendations from residents and those working in the City of Gosnells area will be included in the bike plan and assessed for future possible works.

Please take the opportunity to complete this survey and have your say.
The survey is available online via the City of Gosnells webpage/community/TravelSmart pull down menu City of Gosnells

and via link
Copies of the survey will also be available in paper form or electronically on request. Copies will be available at Council Administration, Libraries and Leisure World shortly.

Please do forward this email to other residents or people who work in or visit the City of Gosnells area regularly. Feedback by Friday 23 May, 2008, would be greatly appreciated. However, we will continue to accept input during the course of the project.
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by BNA » Sat May 24, 2008 7:41 pm

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Postby chuckchunder » Sat May 24, 2008 7:41 pm

apparently submissions have been extended to the 30th of June..... and as mentioned in the OP they will still be very happy to hear from people after that date.
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Postby gsxrboy » Sat May 24, 2008 8:12 pm

*clicked and rambled*

My moved work location will have me going along Bannister Road which is very crappy for cycling.
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Postby Aushiker » Sun May 25, 2008 2:47 pm

G'day

Thanks for the heads-up. I responded.

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Postby HappyHumber » Sun May 25, 2008 3:35 pm

I live pretty close to the the Gozzy Council border, just over Nicholson Road in the City of Canning. I don't ride in that direction too frequently - but I had to take the chance to vent a little pet peeve of mine. The comments apply to many local councils, just as equally. The issue came up in another thread a while ago.. and I was quietly simmering on the matter for a bit. I guess this prompted me to at least put some words together. I might use this a basis for a letter to the City of Canning. I'd be interested in any response they'd have.

Anyway, this is what I wrote in the box for the question
"What actions or strategies can you suggest to improve conditions for cycling in the City of Gosnells?"

Whilst by and large roads are maintained safely; there still exists a number of the old grate style drain covers in a number of car parks in commercial areas. I refer to the style of grate consisting solely of parallel bars. Particularly where these are placed in the directional flow of traffic these grates are at risk of being hit by unwary bicycle riders and trapping wheels narrow enough to fit between the bars - causing personal injury and damage to the bicyle

Being on private property, I am not sure if these drain covers are strictly the Councils responsibility, but being often quite public thoroughfares I still think they are reason for concern.

I believe with some measure of regulatory enforcement by the City these older style drain covers should become a thing of the past. With replacement, or even simple modification of the existing grates to more of a grid style with properly spaced cross bars a dangerous risk could be removed from many places.


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