In Mayor Clover Moore's welcome she says,
|Like other world cities, Sydney is grappling with the challenges posed by climate change and the opportunities these challenges offer to re-invent our cities in exciting and sustainable ways.|
So it is interesting to note some of the optional tours being offered to delegates, eg, Harley Davidson tours, Jet boat, and sea plane tours. Obviously these are being offered to those delegates disinterested in climate change and sustainability.
And, while lip service is being paid to the use of public transport, it is interesting that public transport is not listed as a way to get around the various sites, eg, coach transfer to The Rocks, coach transfer to the Zoo, coach transfer to the Harbour Bridge, coach transfer to the Opera House. For heaven's sake, all these places are quite easy to access by public transport, walking and cycling! Fancy not recommending the ferry to get to the zoo, I mean, the views you get from the ferry alone are worth every cent even if you live in Sydney! And, God forbid, these exalted delegates might even get a chance to experience what it's like to catch a train, a bus, or a ferry in a city.
Why have this sort of talk fest if the people talking don't experience the day-to-day reality of living in a city?