Saturday 11 July 2009

The medical profession against cycle lanes

The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital has emerged as the key objector to the plan for a cycle path between King Street, Newtown, and Pyrmont Bridge Road in Camperdown.

In a strongly worded letter to the council, the chief executive of the South West Sydney Area Health Service, Mike Wallace, said that having a cycleway passing the hospital would put staff and patients at risk.

Some within the council claim there is another motive behind the hospital's objection: parking.
It is understood the cycleway would take up about 40 prime parking spaces.