Cycling in Sydney Australia
Replied to article (http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/regulate-bicycles-off-the-...) in comment section.
And, just like smoking, if the idea of internal combustion engines belching cancer-causing fumes were invented today, they would never be allowed out of the factory.
Motor vehicles also contribute to the current epidemic of diseases of a sedentary lifestyle and the obvious injuries and deaths from road trauma.
To blame cyclists for being victims of a car-obsessed society is very much putting the cart before the horse.
And yes, create great cycleways that provide rapid transport, including links to public transport interchanges and end-of-trip facilities, and cyclists might be very happy to be banished from the roads.