Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ride to Work Day - A Huge Success

Local workers talking best bike routes in Parramatta

Mayor Tony Issa said "We support more people cycling more often, as we encourage more people to get on a bike and support the environment."

Mayor Tony Issa promoting Parramatta Cycleways

Local Member for Macquarie Fields, Andrew McDonald, stated "that whilst we have a Premier that doesn't own a car, we need to improve public transport and he is committed to promoting more people biking more often. Every car trip is a nail in the coffin for cycle ways."

Member for Macquarie Andrew McDonald "Every car trip is a nail in the coffin for cycle ways." (Would be nice to have alternatives - which was discussed at length by the riders)

Over 80 riders attend the Parramatta Ride to Work Event. The Event was a resounding success as workers from over 15 workplaces cycled to work to enjoy a breakfast together, supported by Bike NSW, Parramatta Council, Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Who was there?
  • Bicycle NSW (Event Organiser)
  • Western Sydney Community Forum, Parramatta (Event Organiser)
  • Parramatta Council (Event Organiser)
  • Department of Environment and Climate Change, Parramatta (Event Organiser)
  • Children's Court Clinic,Parramatta
  • AB Mauri, Granville
  • Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children, Parramatta
  • Merck saherp & Dohme, Granville
  • Dept Environment and Climate Change, Parramatta
  • Sydney Metro CMA, Parramatta
  • CRS Australia, Parramatta
  • James Hardie, Parramatta
  • RTA, Granville NSW
  • Deloitte, Parramatta
  • Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Parramatta
  • Road and Traffic Authority, Parramatta
  • Telstra, Parramatta
  • Department of Commerce, Parramatta
  • Children's Hospital, Westmead

People rode in from locations around Sydney including Blacktown, Penrith, Roslands, Liverpool, Auburn and CBD. We look forward to a bigger and better Ride to Work Event next year. For more details contact paul f at dot au or Parramatta Council for future events in Parramatta.

1 comment:

  1. Event management Sydney has played a enormous role by promoting the information on public transport. These not only help the people to know about the transport but also the drastic change in climate on the surroundings. Event management Sydney has played great roles on the social service and elaborated the significance on non polluting vehicles.


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