Coming up on 9 December 2011 is the community consultation for the Fitzroy Principal Cycle Network Plan (PCNP). Basically, this workshop is to provide local user input in to the PCNP as part of the Queensland Cycling Strategy.
Details are as follows:
Date: Friday 9th December 2011
Time: 9 am – 12pm
Venue: Wentworth Room, Kershaw House, Glenmore Road, Park Avenue, Rockhampton
First of all, for shame DTMR! The community consultation and workshop is on during the middle of the day on a weekday! How the proverbial are normal daily commuter cyclists supposed to attend this meeting? Isn’t this the exact target market you are trying to reach with these programs? Certainly not a great way to reach them by putting on the program during the most inaccessible time for them. At least the venue is bicycle accessible, I guess…..
Secondly, for shame DTMR! Your website on this process contains no information or dates on when this meeting is going to occur. So, apart from the e-mail I got from BQ that this was going to occur, I had no knowledge of its existence and I do have fair access to what’s going on in the local biking community. There has been no general talk about it and no notices that it was going to occur.
I don’t know if I will be attending or not. I will certainly try to get there but most people just can’t up and leave work for half a day.
If you aren’t in the Fitzroy area and want to participate in these events, I would look up your area on the Projects Page (not an easy navigation) and contact the relevant addresses about the dates for your area. If you are a member of BQ, I’d imagine you will probably get an e-mail about it as a reminder.