On Sunday 15 May I will join with bike riders and locals at the WOOP Festival to celebrate the Bourke Street cycleway.
This rolling festival will continue along the cycleway route from Waterloo to Woolloomooloo and will include live entertainment, free bike fixing, route advice and a vintage bike exhibition.
Wimbo Park, opposite the intersection of Bourke and Devonshire Streets, and Parkham Lane, Surry Hills will be the festival hub, with kids art (painting with recycled bike parts), bike decorating and sausage sizzle, cake and lemonade stalls organised by Bourke Street Public School. I will be joining the Festival in Wimbo Park from 12 noon.
Danks Street Plaza, St Margaret's and Taylor Square will also be featuring live entertainment, stalls and cycling related activities and businesses will be providing activities along the route.
Cities around the world are discovering that safe, separated bicycle lanes dramatically increase bike riding as a way to get around and the growth in areas with dedicated bicycle facilities in the city nearly tripled between March and October last year. The Bourke Street cycleway is the start of a network of safe and connected bike paths that will ultimately link Sydney's villages.
- WOOP Festival to celebrate the Bourke Street Cycleway: Sunday 15 May, 11am to 3pm along Bourke Street cycleway route, with Festival hub in Wimbo Park, opposite the intersection of Bourke and Devonshire Streets, Surry Hills (next to Parkham Lane).