Saturday, July 18, 2009

Join us at the Festival Cairns Parade on August 22nd

Public Transport is a Climate Solution
Do the Locomotion

For decades Cairns and hinterland residents have been calling for improvements in public transport and trying to improve active transport, such as cycling, around our city. The existing rail infrastructure is not being used. SunBus services are not sufficient. We deserve better!

On August 22nd we are taking part in the Cairns Festival parade to highlight our issues and we hope that you will join us. The theme of our contingent is “Public Transport is a Climate Solution”.

We aim to highlight the Cairns community support for sustainable transport (active transport – bikes and walking and public transport – rail and bus powered by renewable energy) to tackle the large contribution that transport makes (more than 30%) to greenhouse gas emissions in FNQ. We also don’t want to see Rail Freight services and depots sold off in the current QLD government fire sale of state assets.

So contact Cairns Action for Sustainable Transport (CAST) and join us at the parade. Phone Jonathan CAST 0418773287 or Sarah at CAFNEC 403 21746 or reply to this email. Of just turn up and bring your friends and family.

Walking contingents like ours join the parade queue at Minnie Street at 5.30pm SHARP. Bring your bikes (decorate them with white, purple and/or orange streamers). Wear a white shirt or t-shirt and denim jeans, shorts or skirt.

Parade Route
The parade will start from the Corner of Minnie St and the Esplanade (Across from the Tennis Courts). The parade will travel 1km along the esplanade (shorter route than last year). Finish at Fogarty Park.