Saturday, August 30, 2008

Cyclists defend Holland Park

If you were in Kensington at around 7:30pm on Friday, you may have witnessed close to a hundred cyclists descend upon MacAuley Road.

Meeting at the State Library, the eclectic mob headed north to Fitzroy, and followed the path where the tunnel has been planned.

They viewed the parkland in Royal Park, and then via the Moonee Ponds creek bike path, on to JJ Holland Park, to see what was at stake. Various riders spoke up about the issues at hand.

In some ways, it was quite apt that a group of cyclists did this, as bicycles provide a viable alternative to inner-city transport. There was also a cheer at Macaulay Road, when a train went past.

Photos courtesy of and

Riders at Holland Park, learn about the potential destruction of the park and the resulting loss of a number of junior sporting clubs, amongst other things.

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