Cycling in Sydney Australia
Yes, the weapon of choice of many people need to be segregated.
Australian road authorities have particularly good legislated legal defenses against negligence. They'd be in more legal danger putting up bollards that fail to stop an attack (or injure and kill cyclists and joggers) than they would be failing to do anything at all. ie they have to do the job really well or not at all.
I don't think there will be much hurry for more permanent measures from any governments either, it will mostly be an issue for event promoters who lack the legal protections councils and other road authorities have, and who are thus being leaned on by councils, the police and their own insurers in order to be able to run events.
I would like to once again thank you for your
e-mail to Vivid Sydney in regards to Pyrmont
I wanted to follow up personally in regards to
On receipt of your e-mail there was a review
completed in regards to the access to this area and
appropriate actions were taken to provide better pathways
and access to the Pyrmont Bridge.
We apologise for the inconvenience that the
infrastructure caused and we hope that the changes made
assisted with access to this area.
Should you wish to discuss the matter further
please do not hesitate in contacting me
Thank you. "