Cycling in Sydney Australia
With O'Farrel and Gay in charge and the contradictory noises that they are making towards cycling and Clover's cycleways, is it time to resurrect the National Roads and Cyclists Association, perhaps this time as a legitimate organisation?
Would anyone be willing to get involved and actually do something as opposed to just bleating in cyberspace?
Interesting, but where will it sit in the scheme of things, ie with regard to the other bodies?
What are the aims and who/how will it be funded or what sort of services will it provide?
I'd prefer to see more direct action.
Is that in scope?
... and we have the first split, even before it has begun ;)
Seriously, though, what do you mean by "direct action"? I'm not entirely comfortable with some of the connotations that could be implied by that.
I'm not sure what is acceptably safe to do and what isn't protest-wise. Other people who are a bit more expert could advise perhaps. I know about some technologies which might be employed, with care.
Legal risks exist as well of course.
While publicity and writing letters has its place, and I participate, the behaviours we are dealing with require much more effective opposition.
SOme previous links here on the NRCA - so people have some history
and he was quoted in the SMH