Cycling in Sydney Australia
Cripes, Fairfax article published today predicts that Haberfield and Ashfield will be the hardest hit, with an increase of more than 200 per cent on some local roads. The narrow streets of Ashfield are already hectic during peak hour, special mentions to Bland Street, Charlotte Street and Alt Street - the 50km/h speed limit seems excessive on such narrow streets. Most of the close passes i have experienced have been on Bland Street.
Yup - the additional traffic and pollution will put a nix on cycling. I find rat runners to be the most aggressive motorists.
The extra traffic will probably also be used to stop any bicycle lanes going in - combination of too many cars and fewer people on bicycles.
Next up should be links to studies on the air pollution killing people. Lots of people, I read the increase in lung cancer is being attributed to air quality for the first time in Australia.
And they claim that the WestConnex will reduce traffic on streets
Thanks for the link, I have also added a comment to the Ashfield section.