Tuesday, December 8, 2009

End of year event

On Thursday 26 November we had the Pedbiketrans AGM and end of year function. The AGM was held in the BCC community room in the library and dinner was at the Forest in the West End. The food was excellent vegan fare, the beers were free, the conversation was engaging, and the background music was incredible. I am now a fan of double base trance music.

To get from the library to the West End we walked over the new Kurilpa Bridge. Love or hate the architecture, it is a useful little link across the river. The bridge was designed by Cox Rayner Architects with Arup and constructed by Baulderstone.
The bridge is 6m wide shared pedestrian and cycle bridge. It is pleasant to walk or cycle across and forms an important link in the active transport network. The view of the city with the bridge in the foreground is a favourite with photographers and you are sure to see a few with tripods and fancy cameras at dusk. According to the Eco Architecture blog the bridge lighting is 100% solar powered and it is the world's largest solar powered footbridge. Later on in the week I will post some of the discussion the PBT team had on the weaknesses in the design for cyclists and pedestrians.

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