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Political Science: thoughts on the NSW election and what next for Sydney

The NSW election has been run and won, and things are looking pretty bad for Sydney’s transport. The Liberal government will push ahead with Westconnex to bring more motorways and more traffic into Sydney; cycleways are going to be ripped up; and Labor opposition has decided to attack the one piece of public transport that might help the CBD.

So, was there any point in running for the Australian Cyclists Party? Continue reading

Cyclists sprinting to the line in NSW election

There are just a few days to polling day, and the Australian Cyclists Party is shifting up a gear to draw as many first preference votes as possible so that the government is forced to acknowledge their failure to meet cycling targets and do something about it. Whatever the result on Saturday, it has been worth it. The Labor party have announced an active transport policy that looks like it could have been lifted straight from the ACP. We don’t mind. It’s great to see a major party recognise the benefits of active transport. Now we just need the others to come on board.

What have I been up to? Unless you pay close attention to the Inner West Courier, you wouldn’t have seen me. And even when speaking at a public forum as one of three candidates present (shame on the Libs for not facing the public), a minor party like ours doesn’t get more than a quick quote.

So here’s the transcript of the only thing I wrote down. Hopefully it spells out what I’m standing for, and why you should consider giving your first preference to the Australian Cyclists Party. If you’re so convinced you’d like to help out on polling day, get in touch!  Continue reading

FAQ in case you see my name in the press

Meet the Candidates at Glebe Town Hall (L-R: Verity Firth, Jamie Parker, Patrick Fogarty)

Meet the Candidates at Glebe Town Hall (L-R: Verity Firth, Jamie Parker, Patrick Fogarty)

Hey, there’s someone named Patrick Fogarty running in the NSW election as a candidate for the Australian Cyclists Party. Any relation?

Not quite… It’s me.  Continue reading

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