Cycling in Sydney Australia
All of the East-West routes through the city are pretty dreadful. You'd think after $70M spent, they'd have delivered at least one viable east-west route.
Anyway, I head down Oxford and just keep going straight ahead down Liverpool st, rather than turning right with everyone else at College.
Keep going straight across George St, then turn right at Kent. Downhill all the way, so you can easily stay in front of the cars.
West to East is more problematic. I just bite the bullet and ride up Bathurst St. Not pleasant, but neither are any of the alternatives.
Maybe but Bathurst is up to 5 lanes wide. Surely they can find an option there?
I stick to the left lane going east down King St to get to College - coming west I go across Hyde Park to Market St and go down Market to turn right into Kent. Feel a lot safe in both of those streets.
I used to go down King in the right lane - then go down Castlereigh and Park to get to College - but the road down the right is all bumpy now after it being dug up and filled back in. So I just take my time up the right side usually with a lots of riders. We form a nice group of cyclists - probably helping the addage - "safety in numbers" and Boris Johnston's "motorists will expect cyclists here" situation. If nothing else having no cycleway along King St and Market St and with increasing cyclists - it screams at drivers "put in a cycleway or you will have to put up with going at bike speed until you do."
Clearly another motorist.
They are all jumping on bikes these days and bringing over their bad habits.
Its making us look bad.