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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : January 21st 2009
18 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, January 22, 2009 MB OPINION WRITE TO US MAIL: The Editor Inner-West Weekly, 181 First Ave, Five Dock, 2046. FAX: 9018 3531 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Letters should be kept brief. Name, address and phone num- ber must be supplied. Letters are submitted on condition that Cumberland Newspapers, as publisher of the Inner-West Weekly, may edit and has the right to reproduce in electronic form and communicate these letters. CONDITIONS Cyclists want fair go Cyclists around Iron Cove. Every adult cyclist would agree with Australian Ped- estrian Council chairman Harold Scruby that shared bike/pedestrian paths are a dangerous ''farce'' (IWW, Jan 15). Paths should be segre- gated and caged to protect the rest from mindless and straying pedestrians. Dog owners and parents should each be provided separate paths for their im- pulsive stray or unsupervised charges. Like- wise, runners, skaters, prams and child cyclists. Territorial and confrontational adult ped- estrians (most, drivers) can't stay to the left side of 3m wide centre marked shared paths, walk three or more abreast, or with dogs often unleashed or on elastic pseudo leashes. Cyclists do have etiquette and rules. In areas with separated paths only pedestrians take to both. Cyclists, to their credit, do all of the concen- trating, warning and avoid- ing. Drivers kill and maim more pedestrians and others yet aren't banned or slowed to 10km/h. Parked cars or kerb park- ing aren't an obstruction issue, yet cyclists taking up the same areas or slowing traffic are a hazard. It's far easier to attack cyclists from a position of bias, vested interest and ignorance. R Piech Sans Souci Room for all Re Shared paths 'a farce' (IWW, Jan 15): Harold Scruby is way off line re- garding Inner West cycleways. They are safe for ped- estrians and cyclists alike. State and local govern- ments are actually achiev- ing something for the en- vironment and community health with their bike path expansions. The media gives unfair prominence to the impressively named ''Ped- estrian Council of Aust- ralia''. It is not an official government or elected body. It is merely Mr Scruby and a few of his cronies pushing inane ideas such as bike number plates and speed limits. Would the ''Pedestrian Council'' have us direct stretched police or council ranger resources to such trivial matters when there are real issues to confront? Get on your bike and go away Mr Scruby! Simon Jones Croydon Payment query Thank you for informing us of the fact that Virginia Judge received a payment of $28,000 in the three years before the last election from Memo Corporation (IWW, Jan 8). I, along with many Strathfield residents are anxious to know just exactly what this payment was for. My request for information from Memo Corporation re- mains unanswered.C Burriss Strathfield Safety agenda SYDNEY Airport has a great safety record and we want to keep it that way. (''Airport agenda bizarre'', Opinion Jan 8). Runway safety areas are a manda- tory safety requirement set by the Australian Govern- ment's Civil Aviation Safety Authority. More import- antly, runway safety areas protect the 32 million people who use the airport each year. The runway safety area being constructed at the western end of the east- west runway will be an 8100sq m land bridge that will provide a cleared area measuring 90m by 90m from the end of the runway strip to assist with the deceler- ation of an aircraft. Rod Gilmour Corporate Affairs GM Sydney Airport No Xmas spirit It was sad to see that Canada Bay Council did not erect a nativity scene at the council chambers again this year. This political correctness problem has gone too far. If people want to live here and receive all the benefits why are they allowed (not all) to dictate our traditions and beliefs. You go to their countries and you have to abide by their rules. We are losing traditions we have enjoyed for years but they are slowly disappearing. I would also like to give the Drummoyne Common- wealth Bank and quite a few other shops in this area a very large bagging, the bank especially did not have any decorations or any material to let you know it was Christmas. A big raspberry to the bank manager. The Kellie family Drummoyne Ability Healthcare 115 Silverwater Road Silverwater 9648 1888 www.abilityhealthcare.net Sales, Hire, Delivery Available On site parking. 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