Darwin is one of the most unsafe places to drive or ride in a car in Australia and yet it is no more dangerous on a bike than the national average .
Moreover, if your ride on the excellent cycleways and the footpaths without a helmet, as you are legally allowed to do, you are safer than average.
How this strange situation came about, remains shrouded in mystery. Anyone know?
I'd heard rumors about this curious state of cycling affairs and went to Darwin expressly to check it out. What i found is on my blog and in the film called, Darwin shows the Way, embedded in the blog.
What do you think? Are they onto something? Will they crack down and get into line if a whole bunch of cycling tourists turn up, eager to enjoy this freedom?