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Government announcements - where's the progress?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Alexander Aug 8. 32 Replies

Some questions for anyone who might know:In December last year, Duncan Gay announced $35 million for a cycleway ramp onto the Sydney Harbour Bridge, $20m for the north, and $15m for the south.…Continue

Parramatta to Cronulla - the missing link from Olympic Park to Cooks River bike path.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore May 26. 12 Replies

Hi everybody, I'm looking for advice on people's preferred route options to hook up these two paths.With this missing link, people could ride continuously off road -from Parramatta along the river…Continue

Collision on a Bridge Ramp this morning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carlin May 11. 10 Replies

Anyone know anything about this?"Awful collision at Harbour Bridge ramp this morning. If you ride this ramp, use your brakes, slow down and take care at all times."…Continue

Oxley Street Crows Nest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scientia et Labore Jul 15, 2016. 1 Reply

This afternoon I came across this new little piece of bike path on Oxley St near the Crows Nest shops.…Continue

 

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Neil Alexander replied to Edward Re's discussion Government announcements - where's the progress?
"Using both hands on the brakes on the ramp is a waste of one hand. What about all the important tweeting and status updating you could be doing during the enforced dead time of that walk down? ;-)"
Aug 8
Bill Parker replied to Edward Re's discussion Government announcements - where's the progress?
"Speaking of progress, or lack of it, I notice nsw govt advertising proclaiming the M4 widening (4 lanes each way!) is complete and tolls will start from 15 Aug. I seem to recall that we were supposed to get some parallel cycleway works including…"
Aug 8
noelbike replied to Edward Re's discussion Government announcements - where's the progress?
"When your transits over the bridge get into the thousands, any your bike always has at least one rear pannier, you just do it unconsciously. "
Aug 8
Bob Moore replied to Edward Re's discussion Government announcements - where's the progress?
"I was going to say " a light feathering" but thought it would be misinterpreted."
Aug 8
Neil Alexander replied to Edward Re's discussion Government announcements - where's the progress?
"Could use both brakes Nup. Rear is useless in this situation since it locks the wheel almost instantly resulting in sliding and loss of control. Unless you are wheeling a fully loaded touring bike or sumthin'. You don't need…"
Aug 7
noelbike replied to Edward Re's discussion Government announcements - where's the progress?
"I think you are right Bob. I use two also and just favour the rear. But if I see a total novice at the top and apparently wondering what to do, or partway down and looking scared they were about to lose control, I think advice to use more rear brake…"
Aug 7
Bob Moore replied to Edward Re's discussion Government announcements - where's the progress?
"Could use both brakes, rear to just slow the bike to whatever walking pace you can manage and right to provide more stopping power if the bike starts torunawayfrom you."
Aug 7
Bob Moore replied to Edward Re's discussion Government announcements - where's the progress?
"Needs a serious scientific test run by Mythbusters. Could be fun!"
Aug 7
baa baa replied to Edward Re's discussion Government announcements - where's the progress?
"Hmm I don’t practice the Neil or the Noel method and still do the third way, no brakes with bike on shoulder up and down. Kinda set in my ways, walk on the far left to avoid the bike tangles from the days when the steps had no centre ramp.…"
Aug 7
Neil Alexander replied to Edward Re's discussion Government announcements - where's the progress?
"Two ways, eh? The "right" way and the "wrong" way?? The "Neil" way and the "Noel" way??? ;-)"
Aug 7
Richard (Poncho) replied to Edward Re's discussion Government announcements - where's the progress?
"I used to ride down the centre ramp once a month when my Saturday morning ride would do a north shore ride via the bridge.My understanding of the 'wrong side' now would be that I'm now on the wrong side of 50 & have survived…"
Aug 7
noelbike replied to Edward Re's discussion Government announcements - where's the progress?
"There must be two ways of doing it."
Aug 6
Neil Alexander replied to Edward Re's discussion Government announcements - where's the progress?
"I called out to her about holding the rear brake lever  What did you say about holding the rear brake lever, Noel? I'd have said "Don't do it" since all that happens if you apply the rear brake while walking the bike down is…"
Aug 6
PeterT replied to Edward Re's discussion Government announcements - where's the progress?
"One spring cycle I saw a family negotiating the stairs.  The young kids and mom was standing at the top of the stairs while the dad was bringing all bikes down one by one. He was on his final bike when I arrived, but it was apparent what they…"
Aug 6
noelbike replied to Edward Re's discussion Government announcements - where's the progress?
"Last weekend I arrived at the bottom of the steps to see a woman 2 of the 5 sets of steps down, on the 'wrong' side and apparently stuck. I called out to her about holding the rear brake lever and she asked 'which one is that?'…"
Aug 5
Carolyn replied to Edward Re's discussion Government announcements - where's the progress?
"I understand the Options Report is intended to be published in Sept/Oct when RMS will seek comment, feedback, ideas and suggestions from the community.  But then they told me that a year ago too when we we first had input.  Of course I…"
Aug 5

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Crows Nest
Tell us about your bikes
Surly Long Haul Trucker. Its the nicest bike I've ever owned. I use it a heap to commute with, and its durable enough for everyday use. I love hauling plenty of stuff on it - I haven't been able to do that before.
About Me:
Bike nut, bike defender, promoter and all round bike nazi. I dislike being dismissed as a hippy when you see the difference they can make it some cities.

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A trip to the capital.

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 7:30am 4 Comments

The school holidays were a week ago, and we finally went to Paris. It's been a dream of mine to hire a cargo bike sometime, so the wife kindly allowed me to risk everyone's lives to do it.

At the bike shop, luckily there are no little bikes for the 6 year old. They do have a cargo ready to go, yeeha! The boys are super excited now and jump in the wheelbarrow part. As we start off, they're both singing away, to the appreciation of passers by. We're going to the river, luckily downhill…

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Hooray for Hoofddorp, Holland

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 7:48am 9 Comments

After 40 odd years of life, it was finally time to visit the Netherlands. It was for work, but still an awesome chance. Confirming our destination is bike central, KLM's plastic goblet has two bikes on it, along with a tulip, and a clog. On approach to Schiphol airport, a depressing 8 lanes of cars is the view out the window, but unlike other airports (tell me if I'm wrong), there's a bike path beside it, and more on the map.

We train it to Hoofddorp, in the industrial zone, as our…

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In the land of Ortlieb

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 7:32am 3 Comments

It's summer here, and we headed north towards Germany for holidays. Almost every city on the way is encouraging cycling, it seems. It's annoying. Every town, except for anywhere I live, is a cycling paradise.

On the way via train, I stopped in Milan for about 6 hours, getting a public bike. Each station says you need to sign up at an ATM. After discovering a big sign saying ATM near the main square, and following the tunnels to the office, ATM is: the…

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Croatia trip

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 6:30am 7 Comments

<story goes on forever and has way too much detail\>

Croatia is a very green natural place with a lot of history. Due to 2 sisters visiting, there was no space in the car. I had 4 days to get there.



Panic took me the day before. I wish you could bottle that feeling so you could open the bottle a week ahead of time, when there was plenty of time to plan, instead of surfing the internet. The route had seemed simple, but now zooming in, each town is a morass of turns,…

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Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 5:00pm on February 3, 2010, Kim said…
Orissa and Chatissgarh are great places to go riding. It's really no different to the rest of India. The rural areas are great but the cities can be difficult. Sometimes the roads are great and sometimes they are horrible. The only problem with Orissa and Chatissgarh are the Naxolites but they aren't bothered by foreigners, in fact, they stopped us often so they could have their photos taken with us and their machine guns. The problem is you can't camp in India and accommodation can be more than 100kms apart so you can have long days on bad roads. Some of the driving is also very questionable.
At 7:25pm on February 3, 2010, Kim said…
What do you consider 'easy'? My easy probably isn't the same as yours. I have asked Noel for a suggestion on an easier part of India as he has been riding in India since the 1970s. Perhaps down the west coast from Goa to Mangalore might be easy as it's a coastal road and there is lots of beach towns and accommodation might be closer together. We rode along some of that road and it is very good in some parts and totally crappy in others but still doable.
I can't remember if it was a busy road. When you say kids, how old are the kids?
At 8:19am on February 6, 2010, Kim said…
I have asked Noel and all of the Indian women at work and none of them are aware of any place in India where the traffic is slow or that there is a bike path that is seperate from the traffic. In some areas they have a smaller lane for bikes, animals, carts, people and two wheelers but you aren't seperate from the traffic like on a bike lane. As for your statement about crime- wherever you go in the world there is crime.

India is not an easy country by any means, you get stared at and the crowds can be overwhelming particulary for a female. It's noise and dirty but very rewarding if you can handle it.
At 6:25pm on February 6, 2010, Kim said…
I have never heard of anyone being kidnapped but I have been warned about it -usually from high caste or rich Indians. Here's the thing about India, the poor way out number the rich and the rich are incredibly scared of the poor. The Indians that are in Australia are either high caste or rich and they will say all this bullshit about the poor in India including being kidnapped or that they are dirty and diseased. The poor in India are the kindest and most wonderful people and I have a lot of time and admiration for them.

You will not get kidnapped in India.
At 5:38pm on October 31, 2010, Russ W said…
Hi Edward,
I recently received an email from you but can't find it. Apologies for delay in responding but it's been busy lately with tomorrow's HarbourLink deadline, however on Friday informed it's been extended to December 6.
Carolyn New developed North Shore Rail Trail concept. Regarding progress, it will probably be achieved in stages e.g. Willoughby Council implemented a relatively low cost Greenway between Park Rd through to near St Leonards station around a decade ago.
In last couple of months Tony Arnold (TonyA) has pursued soon-to-be-constructed duplication of Boundary St bridge (Roseville) along rail corridor. RailCorp had considered an SUP (shared user path) but apparently dropped idea due to cost! Tony’s has contacted his local member, Gladys Berejiklian (shadow Transport Minister), hoping she be successful. Following NSW election next March she may be in a position to instruct RailCorp to provide cycling facilities in all their projects. RailCorp is pathetic. About 5 years ago we met with them regarding Chatswood Station & widening due to additional tracks. In particular, we requested an SUP along rail corridor including an overpass of Albert Ave to connect to existing shared path extending south towards Mowbray Rd, but despite them saying they would consider these matters little resulted.
I’d recommend contacting Gladys about these matters.
Regional Bicycle Route (RBR) linking Gladesville – Lane Cove – Chatswood was well into planning stage when then Roads Minister, Carl Scully, was transferred to Police portfolio. Incoming Roads Minister eliminated Regional Bicycle Route budget so planning was never completed. It was planned to use Pacific Highway footpaths (on both sides) between Longueville Rd and Mowbray Rd then underpassing this road then along rail corridor … a great pity that Scully was transferred.
Planning for a RBR was also well progressed along rail corridor from the Gore Hill Freeway thru to Chatswood. Again, this was stopped.
At 5:21pm on April 22, 2011, Ma Dame Vélo said…
Hi Edward,  Did you solve the tink problem.........?
At 2:02pm on April 27, 2011, Ma Dame Vélo said…

Just glad you solved your problem.  Once you had eliminated the obscure causes (like clothing etc) and you narrowed it down to just when you applied pressure to the right pedal, there was only the right crank and its two joints (pedal and bottom bracket) that could have been at fault, I think.

I hope you did replace some grease onto the pedal thread though, otherwise it will be very difficult when you come to remove the pedal next time.  :-)

At 7:31pm on April 27, 2011, Ma Dame Vélo said…
i don't know why, but I feel like apologizing for being an engineer.......  :-(
At 11:38pm on May 2, 2011, Dan said…
Hello! Great to meet you tonight. Always nice to put a fact to an online identity!

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