Commuting in Sydney. War stories, routes and tips

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Bicycle Commuting

All of us who do it know the benefits of getting to work on a bike. You arrive earlier (usually), happier (usually), it's cheaper, it's healthier and it's a great way to get rid of the days stresses.

Some links for bike commuting

The Sydney Easy Riders are a commuting group based on the North Shore. 

Or if you're in the inner west, the BikeBus is a great way to find a group of people riding to work in the same direction.

bicyclecommute an excellent resource from Sydneycyclist member brooza

If you're looking to start bike commuting and have questions, post a question here. We love to give advice.

Discussion Forum

Storm riding

Started by Henning. Last reply by Henning Dec 17, 2014. 15 Replies

Defending our cycle lanes

Started by Soren Harner. Last reply by Henning Dec 7, 2014. 9 Replies

Scaring them away ?

Started by DamianM. Last reply by Henning Dec 7, 2014. 6 Replies

Comment Wall

Comment by Benjamin Haslem on October 25, 2008 at 9:16am
Bob, after posting I also concluded that the barrier idea wouldn't work for the reason you state: a trip hazard. I'll check on Monday but I think the 10km/h signs may have been taken down. Not sure why but I was told by a ranger to ride at 5km/h once so perhaps they realised there was a discrepancy there. Earlier this year one of the rangers told me an elderly lady had been knocked down, which explains why he was out in force. I've never had anyone deliberately block me. It's texting iPod wearing pedestrians that are the nightmare, not just here but on every shared footpath!
Comment by DamianM on October 25, 2008 at 11:22am
and that is why riding on the roads is better. Cars are much more predictable :)
Comment by Lzzter on October 25, 2008 at 11:29am
The Pyrmont Bridge needs to be owned by an authority or government department that has no vested interest in profit taking from Darling Harbour. Recent developments on the bridge exacerbate conflict between pedestrians and cyclists. Example, a new kiosk store placed slap bang in the middle of the bridge (and the space that queuing customers take up). New "extra widescreen" advertising billboards placed slap bang in the centre of the bridge. The bridge is built for transport, but it is being turned into a retail and advertising platform.
Comment by Benjamin Haslem on October 25, 2008 at 1:31pm
Agree Damian but Pyrmont Bridge is the most direct route between the inner-west and Neutral Bay. I try and avoid it before 6.30pm and after 7.30am for the reasons stated below.
Comment by hartleymartin on March 18, 2009 at 7:56pm
With the Pyrmont bridge they just need to put a sign up at each end and a couple in the middle to the effect the message of caution: pedestrian/bicycle shared zone. Pedestrians should then have the common sense to know that there will be bicycles about, and cyclists should have the common sense to ride slower in order to avoid pedestrians.
Comment by Rob on May 21, 2009 at 3:20pm
who's enjoying the rain with your daily commute?
Comment by Benjamin Haslem on May 21, 2009 at 3:54pm
Not many by the 80 per cent drop off in numbers coming over the coat hanger yesterday and today! It's only water.
Comment by Peter H on May 21, 2009 at 4:01pm
I left the bike at home today, as I am in need of a new rear tyre the POS I have on the back has warn out after about 4000Km, so I caught the train today. Yesterday was fun though.
Comment by James Morton on May 21, 2009 at 4:03pm
Its stopped me! What do you guys do to prevent your rims (with standard brakes) being chewed to bits from all the crap that gets caught up in the brakes?
Comment by mal on May 21, 2009 at 4:19pm
I only saw four other cyclists on the way in this morning, and this was coming along Wilson St. Harden up Sydney! Actually the wind this morning was more annoying than the rain - gotta hate those CBD wind tunnels.


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