EVENT INVITATION = LIGHT RAIL FORUM
Date: Thursday 12th May 2016
Place: Randwick Labor Club = 135 Alison Rd Randwick 2031
We write to bring to your attention our concern that the CBD and South East Light Rail project (CSELR) may have a negative impact on your business, and the safety of the general public.
The light rail will travel through 79 ‘level crossings’ at grade, from Circular Quay to Kingsford, with little to no protective fencing or separation, as can be seen in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPkLlM_xN7w The Gold Coast Light Rail takes 120 metres to stop when travelling at 60 kph. And, thus, it is likely that there will be the risk of fatalities and casualties when children, the elderly, bicycles or cars may become stuck on the tracks. See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI91KC-mHRw
The second major concern is for the bottleneck that will be created where Anzac Parade goes from 3 lanes to 2 lanes at Alison Road. This will, likely, send gridlock along Anzac Parade to Oxford St, Cleveland St and worst of all to the Eastern Distributor. In turn, this gridlock will, likely, create severe pollution due to the congestion and traffic jams so created.
The third major concern is that most of the parking will be removed, and there will be 24 hour no stopping zones created for the majority of Kingsford, Kensington and High St Randwick. Additionally, there will be no loading or unloading almost anywhere along the length of the Anzac Parade section, and only a few right hand turns.
We would like to invite you to a community and business forum on the light rail to address the potential negative impacts on your business. We will discuss the safety issues, gridlock, pollution and parking concerns. The event will be held on Thursday 12th May, 2016 at the Randwick Labor club from 5:30pm-8:30pm. For free registration, questions or other information please visit our website www.sydneylightrailactiongroup.wordpress.com or contact John Bellamy on 0414 755 621, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sydney Light Rail Action Group