The Shoalhaven City Council Bike Plan Working Group met for the second time on Wednesday 24 October. The working group membership represents a variety of cycling interests and the wide geographic needs of the Shoalhaven Region.

The Working Group is;

Jim Florence (Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group)*

Bob Lavender (Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group)*

Judi Puru (Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group)*

Omar Khalifa (interested in increasing cycling opportunities)* Former President of Bicycle NSW.

Pete Cusack (interested in increasing children’s cycling needs)

Duncan Marshall (interested in bike safety)*

Ken Price (Secretary-Jervis Bay Triathlon Club)

Bart Salafia (Bike shop owner / President MUDMTB)

Doug Holland (Secretary, Nowra Velo Club)

Roger Croft (involved past Bike Planning process)

Lexie Meyer (Southern Shoalhaven Business Chamber)

Kathy Wiseham (Shoalhaven City Council)

James Harris – Chairperson (Shoalhaven City Council)

Members shown in BOLD are members of the Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group. Members shown with ( * ) are members of Bicycle NSW.

The second Working Group meeting covered the review of Chapter 2 of the the draft plan, including bike usage statistics, crash analysis data, bike safety and bike network promotion, and the SWOT analysis feedback from committee members. The meeting then went on to consider the formation of the plans guiding principles, objectives and actions; as well as, how the committee might ‘map’ priority bike routes. This would need to cover on road, off road and mountain bike routes. The meeting also began discussion on the best industry standards that could be applied to this plan and the Shoalhaven Cycling Network.

The Working Group will meet 6 times prior to the preparation of a Bike Plan for public exhibition (estimated to occur in early 2013).  The Working Group members will be encouraged to review and participate in group discussion at meetings and via email.  Also, recognising the interest and representation from people in Ulladulla, at least 2 of the 6 proposed meetings will be held in Ulladulla.

The third Working Group meeting is scheduled for early December at the Shoalhaven City Council building in Nowra.

For more information on the work of the Shoalhaven Bike Plan Working Group contact Bob Lavender, Vice President of SBUG at