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					CYCLE CONSULTATION COMMITTEE

STAKEHOLDERS / COMMITTEE MEMBERS LIST

Convenor:
Colleen McMahon
National Marketing Manager
McRoss Developments Pty Ltd
Level 10, 1 O’Connell Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
c_mcmahon@mcross.com.au
TEL 9256 2648 or 0411 494244
FAX 92417799
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Neil Tonkin                                  MrGeorgeAngelis
Chief Executive                              City of Canada Bay Council
Bicycle New South Wales                      Locked Bag 1470
Level 2, 209 Castlereagh Street              DRUMMOYNE NSW 1470
SYDNEY NSW 2000                              George.angelis@canadabay.nsw.gov.au
ntonkin@bicyclensw.org.au                    TEL 99116425
FAX 9283 5246                                FAX 99116550
TEL 9283 5200
                                             Carol Kendall
Brad Donaldson                               President
Manager Bicycle Network                      Rhodes Residents Group
RTA                                          28 Llewellyn Street
260 Elizabeth Street                         RHODES NSW 2138
SURRY HILLS NSW 2010                         carolkendall@bigpond.com
brad.donaldson@rta.nsw.gov.au                TEL 97435604
TEL 92183670                                 FAX 97363145
FAX 92186738
                                             Ross Shepherd & Uyen Bui
Geoff Ashton                                 SITE IMAGE
BayBug                                       24-26 Bowden Street
Canada Bay Bicycle Users Group               ALEXANDRIA NSW 2015
baybug@tpg.com.au                            mail@siteimage.com.au
TEL 0407 006874                              FAX 96982877
                                             TEL 96982899
Michael Chow
Representative                               Anthony McLandsborough
BIKE NORTH                                   Hyder Consulting
17 Fourth Avenue                             Level 5, 116 Miller Street
EASTWOOD NSW 2122                            NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2060
mchow@cch.com.au                             anthony.mclandsborough@hyder.com.au
bikenorth@galifrey.triode.net.au             TEL 89079145
TEL 98741461                                 FAX 89079001

Kendall Banfield
Sustainable Transport (Cycling) Strategist
PlanningNSW
20 Lees Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
Kendall.banbield@planning.nsw.gov.au
TEL 97628000
FAX 99116550
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COMMITTEE
This Committee is formed to develop a Cycle Strategy that will be part of the overall
Pedestrian/Cycle Strategy for Rhodes Waterside, incorporated into all the public
domain aspects of the Development Application.

      To develop a Cycle Strategy as part of the Development Application process
       for Rhodes Waterside

      To ensure Community Consultation, incorporating the wealth of knowledge
       available from cycle user groups

      To ensure Cycle Strategy for Rhodes Waterside deals with the Local
       Recreational route and also fits appropriately into the Regional Route

      To allow Committee approval of Strategy and timely submission by McRoss


Meetings & Process for Submission of Strategy
It is proposed that this Committee work together over a series of three workshop-
style meetings to evolve the strategy.

The Cycle Strategy for Rhodes Waterside will be lodged as part of a Development
Application for the public domain areas.

The submission will be put on public display for a period of 2 months during which
time members of the community can comment.

The Committee would be invited to re-convene to review and discuss public
comments and incorporate any revisions to the Strategy.

Depending on the outcomes of the consultation meetings and public comment, the
Committee may be asked to make a site visit to discuss specifics such as location of
signage, bollards and so on.

Decision Making Process
McRoss will table and outline the content of the Strategy.

McRoss will outline specific details and areas for discussion, or invite specific
expertise to explain issues at the Committee meetings.

Week 1 - Cycle Strategy Consultation and discussion of key items.

Week 2 - Issue of the Draft Strategy for fine-tuning.

Week 3 - Approval and sign/off by the Consultation Committee.

Final approval and sign-off will be by McRoss and the nominated Committee
Stakeholder.
1      THE PROPOSED NETWORK CONNECTING TO PUBLIC
       FACILITIES AND EXISTING AND FUTURE PLANNED
       CYCLE ROUTES

1.1    Existing Cycle Routes
North         Walker Street and along the Great Northern Rail line
South         Northern Edge of Millennium Parklands
South/East    To Concord West


1.2    Proposed New Cycle Routes
Regional Route - along Great Northern Rail Line

Rationale for this being the Regional Route:
    Track will be straight
    Direct path from Railway Station
    More suitable for faster riders and commuters
    Quickest way to access the Millennium Parklands

Local or Recreational Route – along Foreshore Reserve

Rationale for this being Local/Recreational Route:
    More meandering track
    Avoid safety concerns with high speed cyclists/ falling into the Bay
    Suitable for leisure and recreational family use
    Likely to have more pedestrians, children playing and so on



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2       CYCLE PARKING IN PUBLIC SPACES
The Cycle Strategy needs to take into account the following public facilities:

       Train Station
       Shopping Centre
       Millennium Parkland
       Foreshore Parkland
       Community Facilities


Train Station
SRA are up-grading the Rhodes Station to comply with DDA Act, scheduled for
completion by the time the Shopping Centre and the Commercial Buildings are
complete [early 2004].



Community Facilities
Community Facilities are subject to negotiation with City of Canada Bay Council in
relation to Section 94 contributions, but could include:
     Childcare Centre
     Library

The locations of such facilities are not yet agreed, but where such facilities are
provided by the developer, appropriate cycle parking will be provided by the
developer. The Cycle Strategy can outline a requirement for cycle parking to be
provided.

Shopping Centre
A “sub-regional” style of shopping centre is planned for the development. The site
plan will explain the location of the shopping centre on the site. Plans for parking are
as follows:

       250 undercover spaces
       100 located adjacent/on the cycleway area for visitors to the Shopping Centre
       200 distributed around entry points to the retail centre for employees
       50 located around Urban Square & Urban Street entries

Foreshore Parkland
Spaces to be provided at Foreshore Reserve adjacent to children’s playing area.


Mangrove Park
Spaces to be provided adjacent to knoll sculpture feature.
South Street
Spaces at South Street connection to Foreshore Reserve.



Millennium Parklands
There are ….. cycle parking spaces at the Oulton Avenue entry to the Millennium
Parklands.




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3      END OF TRIP FACILITIES FOR WORKERS, RESIDENTS,
       VISITORS AND SHOPPERS

Commercial Office Workers
In the two commercial towers there will be 411 employee/visitor cycle spaces. These
spaces are secure undercover cycle parking spaces, located within the commercial
buildings. As part of the overall public transport and ESD strategy, McRoss has
planned showers, bathrooms and lockers for the convenience of cyclists who might
wish to cycle to work and refresh after cycling.

Retail workers
The Retail Shopping Centre has amenities for employees to shower and refresh.
The retail workers would use the allocation for cycle parking as outlined in the
parking section above.

Residents
In the basement car park of each of the residential site there is visitor bicycle parking.
This has already been included as part of the consent for Stage 1. Additional to this,
there is a specific cycle storage area for those who wish to secure their cycle within
private areas.

Visitors to Residential
There is secure, lockable, safe cycle parking located in the basement. Shower
facilities located within the private residences.

Visitors to Shopping Centre
Facilities for visitors to the Shopping Centre include : Refresh Room, Bubblers, and
the Parking mentioned above. McRoss has discussed the possibility of providing
user-pays lockers, but so far an appropriate space has not yet been located.



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4      DETAILED DESIGN INCLUDING CONNECTIONS TO AND
       CROSSINGS OF ADJOINING STREETS, ROADS AND
       PATHS AND INCLUDING ADVANCED WAITING AND
       TURNING BAYS

Connections & Crossings
Regional connection – marked up drawing will be discussed
Pedestrian/cycleway connections – marked up drawing will be discussed

Width of Cycleways
Regional              ………………………
Recreational          ………………………

Pavement Material
Regional              to be discussed
Recreational          to be discussed

Separation of Cyclists and Pedestrians
Separation of cyclists and pedestrians is difficult to achieve, but practical efforts to
separate are possible in the following ways:
    By encouraging pedestrians to use the main boulevard “Urban Street” to visit
       the shopping centre
    Using directional signage to inform that separation
    Use of pavement materials to distinguish cycle and pedestrian pathways

Advanced Waiting & Turning Bays
McRoss seeks input from Committee members about arrangements for any waiting,
turning bays. For discussion at the Workshop.


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5      LIGHTING WHERE APPROPRIATE


The plan for lighting the public domain areas are shown on the MAP and to be
presented at the Committee meeting.

Lighting appropriate to public domain areas (high lux, long life bulbs etc) will be used
to ensure visibility and safety.

Special consideration for lighting of the Homebush Bay underpass – to be discussed
with RTA as part of overall Regional Strategy and City of Canada Bay Council as
stakeholder.




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  6            SAFETY AND SECURITY

  Separations – Separation assists safety and security and the main items are
  covered in item 6 above.

  Safety & Security
  Regional :

      Safety and security on the regional route will be improved through the
      removal of all existing low level shrubs. Planting of high level trees will allow
      direct visual access to Shopping Centre. There will be clear lines of site, good
      lighting and public seating along the pathway.

      There will be appropriate lighting on the regional path and the cycleway will
      be designed for maximum rider safety in terms of gradients.

      Oulton Avenue crossings are the biggest issue for safety. These crossings
      are to be managed by traffic lights.


  Recreational :

      The recreational route along the foreshore will be designed to allow good
      visual access for both cyclists and pedestrians – use of materials, signage
      and lighting to support safety concerns. The biggest safety issue on the
      recreational route is the management of pedestrian intersections where it is
      likely that children, older people and a wide range of activities may take place
      on the foreshore area.


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7       SIGNAGE


Directional Signage
Distance - how far ahead of the feature is best for cyclists? ………………..


Directional signage will point the way to the following features:

Public Facilities
Rhodes Station
Separation of pedestrians from cyclists
Pedestrians will be encouraged to use Urban Street
Public points of interest
Community Facilities
Lookout Park
Foreshore Reserve with Interpretive Display
To Millennium Parklands
Children’s playing area
To identify Regional Networks and Local/Recreational Networks
To Concord West School
At the Retail Centre there will be identification to Food Court, public toilets, bubblers
and so on.


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8      MAINTENANCE


McRoss has a 5 year maintenance plan for the public open space, which covers the
cycleways.

Maintenance Plan
At appropriate intervals the cycleways will be cleared of debris, leaves etc

Signs to be washed on an annual basis

Lights selected are long life and should be checked on an annual basis

Line marking should be done every 5-7 years or as needs.




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10         DETAILS OF FINISHES, LANDSCAPING AND
           SIGNAGE FOR THE PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE
           CONNECTION FROM OULTON AVENUE TO
           KILLOOLA AVENUE, CONCORD WEST

Upon exiting the Homebush Bay underpass cyclists/pedestrians follow the new
designated footpath adjacent to the Homebush bay off-ramp easterly and cross
over the rail line via Homebush Bay Drive and enter into Killoola Ave via the
existing opening in the acoustic noise barriers.

McRoss propose to line mark and place directional signage to this new
connection both at the east and the western end (both ends) including identifying
points of interest eg school, shops etc

The adjustments to the noise barrier entry to be carried out to ensure pedestrian
and cyclists can enter safely.



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