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Kent St cycleway - green times

Started this discussion. Last reply by Human909 on Wednesday. 5 Replies

Does anyone know the actual seconds of time that cyclists get on the green?On Sunday, I tried to time the lights. The two intersections gave 7 seconds of green, followed by 4 seconds of orange.…Continue

Fix NSW transport protest - cyclists needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edward Re Jan 11. 6 Replies

There's a protest about NSW transport in general happening on 17th Feb.We're hoping to get a lot of cyclists along. As we all know, cycling has to be a big part of the solution. Sure we're not…Continue

Wheel building course

Started this discussion. Last reply by yugyug Oct 13, 2017. 13 Replies

Quick question: After 5 odd years of loaded commuting on the current bike, I've punched a spoke through my rear rim, and thought it would be a great opportunity to build up a wheel. Does anyone know…Continue

Government announcements - where's the progress?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Alexander Aug 8, 2017. 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

 

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Human909 replied to Edward Re's discussion Kent St cycleway - green times
"Or simply not separate bicycle light cycles from the rest of the vehicle traffic. It puzzles me what make Sydney so special that it need this for of traffic light treatment for cyclists.  Down here in Melbourne cyclists get as much if not MORE…"
Wednesday
Bob Moore replied to Edward Re's discussion Kent St cycleway - green times
"That's similar to Murray St at Pyrmont Bridge and Union St etc, where motorists get far too much green.  One way to improve things, apart from giving cyclists say 20 seconds, is to reduce the total light cycle time so if you do have to…"
Tuesday
Sam Daykin replied to Edward Re's discussion Kent St cycleway - green times
"That sounds about right. When I used to ride that way you got 6 seconds of green on the cycle lane then the two phases for motor traffic took 100 seconds to complete."
Tuesday
Edward Re replied to Edward Re's discussion Kent St cycleway - green times
"Yep, while stopping non stop, I was thinking about those cities where the cyclists get a green wave. As long as you keep a certain speed like 15 or 20km/h, and you catch a green, the rest would be green as you pass them.  It's a miracle…"
Monday
James Mahon replied to Edward Re's discussion Kent St cycleway - green times
"That sounds about right, I've never timed them but often in peak hour only the first 5 to 7 riders get through on green. Generally the balance of riders go orange/red (alongside pedestrians going on red). I look forward to the day when the…"
Monday
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Kent St cycleway - green times

Does anyone know the actual seconds of time that cyclists get on the green?On Sunday, I tried to time the lights. The two intersections gave 7 seconds of green, followed by 4 seconds of orange. Another one seemed to give 6 seconds.Do these get longer during peak hour?See More
Monday
Edward Re replied to Bob Moore's discussion Blame it on Gunter in 1620
"Free parking is a basic human right in the constitution."
Jan 12
Edward Re replied to Bob Moore's discussion Blame it on Gunter in 1620
"and why are they bitumen all the way to the edge? They could be a tree lined garden oasis."
Jan 11
Edward Re replied to Edward Re's discussion Fix NSW transport protest - cyclists needed
"Thanks for the help Jonathan. The main event is : https://www.facebook.com/events/1182204825212422/ or http://www.westconnex.info/fix_nsw_transport I'll update the discussion"
Jan 11
Edward Re replied to Edward Re's discussion Fix NSW transport protest - cyclists needed
"And you'd have to be rich to afford the parking fee. The protest covers public transport, bikes, motorway madness etc, all things transport for NSW"
Jan 11
Edward Re replied to Edward Re's discussion Fix NSW transport protest - cyclists needed
"Maybe we could put up the transport minister's number for the next train chaos event :)"
Jan 11
Jonathon Troy replied to Edward Re's discussion Fix NSW transport protest - cyclists needed
"Hi Edward I shared this on Facebook with a cycling group I am involved in. This will give you some more coverage. I wish I could be there myself but being in the ACT I can only be there in spirit. I can't get over how fked up NSW is getting."
Jan 10
Peter H replied to Edward Re's discussion Fix NSW transport protest - cyclists needed
"I think the best way to protest would to have a "drive to work day". Note that you might need to take the day off because you'll likely spend the entire day looking for a park. Imagine if the protest was extended to cover the current…"
Jan 10
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James Mahon replied to Edward Re's discussion Fix NSW transport protest - cyclists needed
"I feel like some kind of electronic protest would be better attended. 8:30am on a weekday get as many commuters as possible to email the Transport Minister. It might even operate as a kind of DOS (Denial of Service) attack if the email server…"
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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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