Cycling in Sydney Australia
I am sure cyclists will use Oxford Street again when it isn't impossibly congested with pedestrians.
Back to George Street in Sydney, would cops chase cyclists through there using motors?
State controlled road and we have seen that the current government has a track record for discouraging cycling
I shall continue to cycle on it.
They aren't the bosses of me!
A ban on riding along the LR alignment could be to prevent/avoid accidents where cyclists get their wheels caught in the rail groove. Not exactly a malicious anti-cycling move but one more for actual safety.
Or am I giving the government too much credit and the benefit of the doubt?
In the Melbourne CBD cycling is banned in the Bourke Street mall north of Elizabeth Street, possibly as far up as Russell Street (was true last time I was there anyway, more than a year ago). If they ban it in George Street it will be the same rationale/excuse. Whatever that is.
However there are plenty of roads with tram tracks that bicycles are not banned on in Melbourne
Afaik 1 car, 2 car or 4 car tramsets have the same practical stopping distance, and its a requirement of trams that they be used around pedestrians, the whole area is supposed to be amenable for pedestrians, and the roadway was always and is wider than the tram alignment, unless they've thought of new and inventive ways of wasting space, and we have to ride over and along tram alignments elsewhere along the route.
George Street, 1906. Tram, bicycle.
Strange how the more sophisticated a society becomes, the less possible things are - here we are over century later and over century behind.
This posted with due thanks - I am fairly sure someone else on SC posted this video possibly few years ago and I remembered it was from the National Film and Sound Archive.
It's a fun watch.
IDK that the 67m long trains will be accepted by pedestrians, since crossing George Street will be nigh on impossible with more than one or two of them about. Paris has the doubled-up sets, but only uses them on a re-purposed rail corridor.
Trams they ain't. My guess is large numbers of pedestrians will impede their movement, pretty much preventing the trains from leaving stops.