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					    Cycle to work and play                                                                                                                              1C                                                                                 The road is there to share
    The cycleway network provides transport                                                                                                                                                                                                CYCLISTS                               PEDESTRIANS
    connections across the city to employment,                                                                                                                                                                                             Don’t Speed - Shared pathways          Watch out - For cyclists, roller   LOCAL CONTACTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           are used by children, the elderly      bladers & skateboarders.
    retail and recreational precincts.                                                                                                                                                                                                     and the disabled.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cycling Clubs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Keep left - Walk on the left       Western Sydney Cycling Network (WSCN)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Keep Left - Except when                unless otherwise indicated.        Community cycling and bicycle recycling
    Shared Path Network
    The shared path network gives cyclists key access to retail,
                                                                                     Bay to Mountains, St Johns Park and the T-Way networks. It is
                                                                                     approximately 8 kilometres in length.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           overtaking slower traffic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Use your bell - Every cyclist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Supervise children closely -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hold the hand of children
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ph: 0418 954 682
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ACTIVE TRANSPORT GUIDE
    industrial and cultural precincts, as detailed below.
    The network provides connections east/west and north/south
                                                                                   * Circuit paths/shared paths are also located in a number                                                                                               must have a working bell.              for their protection.                                                                                              Cycling around Fairfield City
                                                                                     of parks.                                                                                                                                             Warn pedestrians that you are                                             Marconi Cycle Club - Competition cycling
    throughout the City.                                                                                                                                Artwork: ‘Dahl’wah’ (Warali Wali). Project Artists: Clive and Jason Groves.                                               Control animals - Keep them
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           approaching & give them plenty                                            Ph: Greg Deale 0414 694 141
    There are three main regional routes east/west across the City:                Western Sydney Cycling Network                                                                                                                          of room.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on a short lead for the safety
    • Prospect Creekshared path connects to the Holroyd City                       Western Sydney Cycling Network (WSCN) aims to promote cycling        Employment Precincts                                                                                                      of others.
      network and Fairfield Town Centre and is approximately                       and to provide a bicycle recycling service to the community. WSCN    Fairfield City has 3 major employment precincts that are                           Wear a helmet - It is the law.                                            Cycle Shops
                                                                                   meets monthly to co-ordinate activities at the dedicated clubhouse   accessible from the cycleway network. These are located                            Head injuries cause up to 85%                                             ABC Bikes - Fairfield Heights
      5 kilometres in length.
                                                                                   based at Fairfield City Showground, Smithfield Road, Prairiewood.    in Wetherill Park/Smithfield; Yennora and Fairfield.                               of all cycling fatalities.                                                Ph: 9725 5515
    • Bay to Mountains (Orphan School Creek) shared path
      connects to Mirambeena Regional Park, Bankstown and                          For information about donating bikes, loaning a bike or community
                                                                                   cycle rides contact WSCN on 0418 954 682.
                                                                                                                                                        The Smithfield Wetherill Park industrial estate is the hub of                                                                                                Associations
      to Prospect Reservoir, Blacktown and is approximately                                                                                             manufacturing and distribution in Greater Western Sydney. The
      20 kilometres in length.
                                                                                   Retail Outlets                                                       estate boasts over 1,000 manufacturing, wholesale, transport and                   Rules for cycling safely                                                  Bicycle NSW - Advocacy group. Information includes: bicycle locker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     hire, cycling publications and membership bene? ts. Ph: 9704 0801 or
    • Cabramatta Creek Council has completed stages the shared                     Fairfield City has a variety of retail outlets:                      service firms and employs more than 20,000 people. The T-Way                                                                                       
      path from the Hume highway to Chipping Norton lakes                                                                                               cycleway is located close to the industrial estate.                                1.   When riding on the road, cyclists need to obey the same
      and is approximately 6. 5 kilometres in length.                              Wetherill Park Stockland – Restwell Road, Prairiewood.                                                                                                       road rules as motorists. For more information on the traffic         Fairfield City Council
    A minor shared path comes off the Bay to Mountains network in
                                                                                   Located on the Transitway cycleway.                                  Educational Precincts                                                                   regulations contact the NSW Transport Roads and Maritime             Services to cyclists are regularly updated and improved.
                                                                                                                                                        Wetherill Park TAFE is located near the Transitway cycleway.                            Services on 132 213 or their website     For information or comment on the local cycle network or cycling
    King Park, Wakeley and connects to Cowpasture Road via St Johns                Bonnyrigg Town Centre – Bonnyrigg Ave, Bonnyrigg.
    Park. This route is approximately 7 kilometres in length.                      Located on the Transitway cycleway.                                                                                                                                                                                               safety phone 9725 0222.
                                                                                                                                                        Parks                                                                              2. Children under 12 may legally ride on the footpath. An adult
    • Green Valley Creek Council has recently completed stages                     Cabramatta Town Centre – Railway Parade, Cabramatta.                 There are four district parks in the Faifield area - Fairfield Park,                  may only ride on the footpath if accompanying a child under 12.        Other Cycleway Maps and Information
      1-3 of this shared path.                                                     Located on the Rail Trail. A variety of day trips are available      Bonnyrigg Town Centre Park, Wetherill Park Reserve and Cabravale                                                                                             The NSW Transport Roads Maritime Services produce a range of cycleway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           3. Most cycleways in Fairfield are “shared use” footpaths. Cyclists
    There are two regional routes that travel north/south through                  for a taste of Asia.                                                 Park. The Western Sydney Regional Park is located in Abbotsbury.                                                                                             maps and brochures. To obtain free copies phone 1800 060 607 .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and pedestrians should keep to the left of the path.
    the City:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For public transport information contact the Transport Information
                                                                                   Fairfield Town Centre – Ware Street, Fairfield.                                                                                                         4. Cyclists must obey road signs, including speed limits.
    • Rail Trail cycleway connects Parramatta to Liverpool and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Line on 131 500 or
      links to Prospect Creek and the Bay to Mountains shared path
                                                                                   Located on the Rail Trail.                                           3A                                                                                 5. Cyclists must use the correct hand signals before turning left
      network. It also connects to the Cabramatta Creek shared                     Fairfield Heights – The Boulevarde, Fairfield Heights                                                                                                      or right, changing lanes or stopping.                                  COMMUNITY AND ROAD EDUCATION
      path. It is approximately 7.5 kilometres in length.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SCHEME (C.A.R.E.S.)
                                                                                   Canley Heights – Canley Vale Road, Canley Heights.                                                                                                      6. Young children should dismount and walk bikes across                   Fair field City Council sponsors a road safety education program for
    • T-Way cycleway connects Parramatta to Liverpool and links                    Located near the Bay to Mountains cycleway.
      to the Bay to Mountains and the St Johns Park shared path                                                                                                                                                                               intersections.                                                         pre-school and school aged children (C.A.R.E.S). The centre is located
      networks. The whole system across the City is approximately                  Canley Vale – Canley Vale Road, Canley Vale.                                                                                                                                                                                      in Walshaw Park, Trebartha Street, Bass Hill.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           7.   Cyclists must give way to pedestrians. You must walk your bike
      80-90 kilometres. The Cowpasture Road shared path connects                   Located on the Rail Trail and near the Bay to Mountains cycleway.    Seating Wall, Project Artist: Natasha Semenov. Community Partners: Residents and        across a pedestrian crossing.                                        Encourage your local primary school or pre-school, childcare
      Elizabeth Drive to The Horsley Drive, which also links to the                                                                                     staff at Canley Vale Nursing Home. Funded: FCC and RTA.                                                                                                      or vacation care to make use of this valuable road safety asset.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           8. Every bicycle must have a working bell and brakes. Cyclists must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     For booking or further information contact the C.A.R.E.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              wear an approved helmet.
“Fish and Dragons” project. Artist: Natasha Semenov. FCC and RTA funded project.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     staff phone 9743 9297
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           9. To ride when it is dark or in hazardous weather the bicycle must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              have a white light fitted and working at the front and at the rear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              a red light and reflector fitted and working. Wearing bright
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              clothing can assist in making you more visible to traffic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           10. Regularly check your tyres, wheels, chain, lights and reflectors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to make sure that they are in good working order. It is illegal to    This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government under its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Regional Partnerships Programme and Fairfield City Council.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               carry passengers except in an approved child seat.
3C                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   MAY 2012

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