""how the census stats work for people like me who average 25% ride to work, 75% drive"
Well the numbers crunchers must draw the line somewhere, Tuesday is a good day as most of us go to work that day (sickies and flexies are more…"
After a bit of pondering (you can't rush these things), I've decided there may be a call for a Sydney chapter of the Slow Bicycle Movement. It may be a bit slow to get going, but to misquote from their manifesto "we'll get there....eventually...."
"Great link. Thanks for sharing.
If I check my own local area, Waverley Council, the drop in bicycle use is more or less matching the rise in car use. It is also matching the next couple of observation (which I dont have hard data to support):
"Both ways I take the lane (ride where the driver side wheel of a car would be) along Bourke, don't filter and everyone seems pretty happy. Often heading home (south) I get in the right lane before O'Dea (so the left lane can turn left…"
"I usually just ride down the road and it's fine. I assertively take the lane and don't experience any grief from drivers. Watch out for the taxi-drivers coming out of the servo down near Danks Street. They can be a bit…"
"It sucks. There's no good way. I've tried a few alternatives, and they're ok, but I usually end up just riding down Bourke St. It's quickest and easiest, and if you take the whole lane is probably at least as safe as any other…"
"It is confusing and at first a bit scary but actually just barrelling through the intersection is not too bad, just close your eyes and pedal, perhaps better not, but traffic on Bourke St / Rd through that is not too bad, the worst is on Botnay and…"