Cycling in Sydney Australia
Hey all - I'm wondering if anyone knows the poor cyclist who had a very nasty accident on the South end of the SHB path at about 9:15pm Friday night? The security had just reached him by the time I got there and said that an ambulance had already been called. The guy had pretty severe facial injuries and had left a nasty pool of blood on the concrete, however I'm at a loss trying to work out what happened since there didn't seem to be any other parties involved.
Just hoping that the guy is ok if anyone knows...
hope he's ok....I came across one at the north end of the bridge at the steps two weeks earlier on the commute home...ambulance etc in attendance.....I couldn't see how it happened...
I saw a dude on the road heading across the bridge South bound. It was too dangerous to stop and tell him to jump over the fence onto the footpath. It would have been a very dodgy journey.
There is a bar-snag (tm) brand fence the entire length of it, and its an underwidth path to begin with, and there is a lot of over taking, and the odd bike without lights, and its poorly lit. Someone solo face planting is what I would expect from touching the bars to the fence.
I considered that Jason, he was heading North so perhaps he was enjoying the empty path and travelling on the right hand side. Was definitely a serious face plant - the pool of blood was still there at 4pm on Saturday afternoon!
I went Nth at 9.05 on Friday evening and so just prior to this incident. It was pretty quiet. But worth a mention there was a Sth bound cyclist with no headlight.
I have been counting the number of bikes on the SHB with no lights. During the work-commuting period up to 7pm the proportion w/o headlights on the SHB is around one in twelve. But by 8pm, when I assume there are fewer commuters and more casual riders it is on average one in four.
But this might be unrelated to why that person was on the deck.
What is better Noel: cyclists with no lights or cyclists with (too-bright) lights? You seem to have problems with both.
I, on the other hand, must get out more. Leaving now.
Perhaps I am too picky, if that's what you mean Neil. But no lights on the SHB are potentially dangerous. Worst if two are passing each other.
Enjoy the ride.
Hang on N/A. You've left a window open.
No problem. Taking commuting bike.
I see riders with no lights, thongs on their feet, but a helmet on. So they're safe. I wish there would be more awareness about having good lights (personally, if I was in the council I'd go and buy a load of cheap lights and stop anyone not using them. Fine them OR for $60 (the same as the fine) they get $60 worth of lights. They can choose.
Good idea? I think so...