Cycling in Sydney Australia
Bike Leichhardt does rides and advocacy in Leichhardt and Inner West. We also do longer day rides and multi-day tours to suit a range of abilities and ages. New members always welcome.
Latest Activity: Mar 5
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Started by Bob Moore. Last reply by Bob Moore Mar 5.
Started by Bob Moore. Last reply by Bob Moore May 14, 2018.
Started by Bob Moore. Last reply by Scientia et Labore Jan 8, 2017.
Johnston street is on my current commute. Aside from it being relatively easy to break the 50 km/h limit, it's actually one of the nicest roads I ride of a morning. It links me from the back-roads cycleway near stanmore station to the anzac bridge. A couple of painted bike lanes would be fine. No need for a separated lane. It's wide, lightly trafficked and generally fast. I think separated lanes are needed where cars and bikes are put in too-close proximity with nowhere else to go. Johnston Street has loads of space. Though Admittedly, I don't ride it in peak hour.
It should not be necessary to ride quickly to feel safe. Most roads aren't a problem if they can be ridden quickly but to really get more people riding they need to be able to ride at any speed comfortable.
Also for those that like to ride to the shops without changing then it is often necessary to stop myself riding too fast. This is always much easier to do when I am riding on a footpath or bike path than when riding on the road.
That's a good point, actually. Kids riding to school would definitely benefit from a lane, though 12 year-olds can already use the pavement. As long as I don't get told I *have to* use the lane (as a police officer told me once at Pyrmont), I'd be happy.
Leads me to wonder what uptake of cycling to school is like. Since I don't ride at those times, I have no idea.
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