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Critical Mass bicycle rides in Sydney and other cycling related links
Wikipedia: Parks in Sydney: Sydney is well endowed with open spaces, and has many natural areas, and open spaces, even within the city centre. These include the Chinese Garden of Friendship and Hyde Park (which is named after London's Hyde Park). The metropolitan area contains several national parks, including the Royal National Park, the second oldest national park in the world (after Yellowstone National Park), which occupies an area of 132 km². Completing Sydney's wide array of green spaces, the leader is the Royal Botanical Gardens, with its large amount of green spaces, lush plants and colourful flowers.
Sustainable transport activism
Wikipedia: Public transport in Sydney is provided by an extensive network of public transport operating by modes including road, rail and water transport. According to the 2006 census, in terms of travel to work or study Sydney has the highest rate of public transport usage among the Australian capital cities of 26.3% with more than 80% of weekday trips to/from Central Sydney being made by public transport. According to the New South Wales State Plan, the state has Australia's largest public transport system. The network is regulated by Transport for NSW, which is working towards an integrated network serving Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and the Illawarra.
News and comment
Postcard from Transition Bondi Beach, Australia, May 10 
Sydney students pioneer Australian-first solar apartment project, Dec 2 
Do Sydney and Canberra really need to choose between light rail and trees? Apr 25 
Sydney brewery taps community solar, with local govt support, November 3