Following a Mosman Collective social media campaign, North Sydney Council will install new bicycle ring parking at Folly Point.
Natasha Usmar, 39, recently parked her bike on Cowdroy Rd and was shocked to find a seizure notice stuck on the wheel, threatening to confiscate the bike if it wasn’t removed.
‘If this item remains, the North Sydney Council intends to take it in its possession after 5 pm on 18/11/23,’ the notice stated.
Usmar was informed she was not allowed to attach her bike to a fence that was North Sydney Council property.
A puzzled Usmar contacted the council, and they informed her she could not attach her bike to council property. Instead, she was advised to use designated council bike racks to secure her wheels.
“So, my bicycle just got a seizure notice because it’s tied up here to the North Sydney Council property, but there’s nowhere to park my bike,” she said in a TikTok video posted on Mosman Collective’s Instagram page.
Folly Point in Cammeray is one of Sydney’s most exclusive neighbourhoods.
“So how am I supposed to get from A to B?”
“All the cars get spots. There are heaps of car spots but nowhere to park my bike.
“And apparently all the people who live around here complain because it’s, like, disrupting their well-being or whatever. I just think it’s ridiculous.”
Usmar took to TikTok, and Mosman Collective started a social media campaign to help highlight the issue.
Ms Usmar explained that she cannot store the bike on her compact wooden boat due to the limited space, and she finds it challenging to transport the bike from the boat to the land using a kayak or a tinnie.
“I put it there on that strip because it’s out of the way, and the cars aren’t allowed to park on that spot, so it’s not affecting any of the people parking or driving around,” she said.
“I didn’t really understand why anyone would have a problem with it.”