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August 28, 2006

Bicycle NSW no longer publishing on paper Push ON

Filed under: advocacy, General — schmadzie @ 2:20 am

Bicycle NSW is no longer publishing Push On via Australian Cyclist. They have decided to make it a PDF that can be downloaded at http://www.pushon.com.au. Push On was the main method that BNSW had to contact its members.

I feel that with an election year coming up BNSW should be reaching as many people as possible, that means a combination of paper and web (yes put it on the web but also continue publishing it). If members want a paper copy they need to send in the form that is in Australian Cyclist requesting it, then you will get a printed version posted to you. If you missed that small article and don’t have a PC – you won’t see Push On ever again.

If you disagree with this please let Bicycle NSW know email pushon@shirelife.com

On a good note, at the last BNSW board meeting it was decided that they should get an Advocacy manager for the election. Hopefully the job specs are being written up as we speak.

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5 Comments »

  1. Thanks for posting this Blinddog, it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who objects to this move. I remember when this issue was first raised many months ago and the BUGs themselves objected to it, it seems that only bought a temporary reprieve though as the “online only” push-on has now gone ahead.
    As far as getting an Advocacy Manager for the election is concerned, why is it just for the election? How can BNSW seriously refer to itself as the “peak cycling” organisation in NSW if it doesn’t concern itself with cycling issues all the time, not just at elections?

    Comment by pedaller — August 28, 2006 @ 1:40 pm

  2. If I have my way it will be after the election as well. Also for anyone interested the AGM is in Nov and people can come to the board.

    Comment by Andrewd — August 28, 2006 @ 1:47 pm

  3. Christ… They’ve obviously gone to a whole bunch of effort to redo pushon.org, and where there could have been a nice blog-based interface with an RSS feed for rides, and a nicely formatted news and information page, there’s a downloadable PDF and a whole bunch of clicking to see the rides..

    Comment by nicholas b — September 1, 2006 @ 3:30 am

  4. From the Push On website – “http://www.pushon.com.au/whathappenedtoPushOn/index. Bicycle NSW should have introduced an opt out option not an opt in option.

    Comment by blinddog — September 2, 2006 @ 3:12 pm

  5. not everyone can afford to join bnsw to get push on but besides that isn’t the idea to get out there to interested parties [cyclist].very disappointed that excecutive decisions are being made with the blindness of a politicain. i like to be able to read about rides & news in a magazine designed for everyday cyclist instead of turning on the computer & downloading not happy jan!?!

    Comment by dave — September 16, 2006 @ 8:09 pm


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