Greens target the inner-west’s bike black-spots


Greens candidate Mel Brooks (on bike) with Cate Faehrmann and Senator Scott Ludlam at a notorious bike black spot in Newtown.

Cyclists and Greens met today at one of Newtown’s notoriously dangerous intersections, to highlight the lack of investment in cycleways in the inner-west.

They were joined by Federal Greens Senator Scott Ludlam and Greens State Transport spokesperson Cate Faehrmann, who earlier today launched the NSW Greens Bike BlackSpot in Sydney’s CBD.

“The Bike BlackSpot app is a free app for IPhones which has been developed by the Greens. It enables cyclists to instantly photograph and send information about black spots and other dangerous road incidents they encounter to their local Transport Minister and the Greens,” said Senator Ludlam.

“The information is also loaded into a public map to help Councils and the community identify the priority areas where bike path upgrades are most urgently needed,” he said.

Greens NSW Transport Spokesperson Cate Faehrmann said: “Since the Greens first launched the Bike Blackspot IPhone app in Western Australia it has been an enormous success.

“It’s been an important tool for the Greens and cycling groups to highlight the many and varied holes that exist in our bike networks.”

“The intersection of Erskineville Road, King Street and Wilson Street is a perfect example of the patchy and often dangerous bike paths that myself and other cyclists experience every day,” she said.

“The Bike BlackSpot app is a practical, community driven solution developed by the Greens as part of our ongoing campaign for better investment in cycleways.”

More information

Download the free Bike BlackSpot App from ITunes

Visit the Bike BlackSpot website at

Contacts:       Greens NSW Transport Spokesperson Cate Faehrmann 0412 207 043

                        Media Officer for Senator Scott Ludlam, Giovanni Torre 0417 174 302

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