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Where would you go?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaena Apr 6, 2011. 37 Replies

CBD Road and Cycleway Closures 10 April

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sit Ubu Sit Mar 29, 2011. 3 Replies

 

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Mountain Biking, Recreational, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Summer Hill
Tell us about your bikes
One well-loved (read 'sort of crappy') Mongoose mountain bike for commuting. One muddy Giant mountain bike for off road.
About Me:
Bike Sydney member, daily commuter, I love my bike
Website:
http://www.bikesydney.org

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Advocacy: Sharing knowledge and developing skills

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 9:30am 5 Comments

“We are a political movement. Cyclists are changing American cities. We are sometimes legally and sometimes illegally, pushing people out of their comfort zones into a new place. We are change agents. A big part of political change is taking risks to do things that haven’t been done before and having the courage to do that.” Charles Gandy, Mobility Coordinator, Long Beach


Late last year I received a Winston Churchill Fellowship to look at the way bicycle…
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Wrap-up from London

Posted on October 11, 2009 at 8:00am 7 Comments



This is my second post about my research trip to the UK, US and Canada to investigate bicycling advocacy. To all the people who have emailed asking where my blogs are I apologise for my slow dissemination of information. The blog hasn’t been so easy to get to. The combination of cycling around a new city and taking on board so much new information is tiring business (but still hugely fun and rewarding). I’m also never quite sure when is a good… Continue

London: First Impressions

Posted on September 18, 2009 at 6:57am 7 Comments

I arrived in London on Monday on a three week visit to look at how bicycle advocacy is done here. The trip is part of an eleven week journey across the UK, US and Canada funded by a Churchill Fellowship.



Why go to London?

The number of people cycling here has doubled since 2000. Despite the increased numbers of people on bikes, casualties are going down. The road culture is similar to Sydney's - congestion is chronic and sharing a contested space is fraught.



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Religous zealots...well sort of.

Posted on August 28, 2009 at 3:11pm 3 Comments



Last Saturday the BIKESydney crew rocked along to the Paddington Alive Festival on Oxford Street. We were running bike valet parking for the event, handing out cycling related information and we ran a social ride.



The morning started slowly until David realised that people might be avoiding us thinking we might be religious zealots. One big hand-made sign advertising free cycling maps later and the above was the result.



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Comment Wall (12 comments)

At 11:30pm on November 29, 2007, DamianM said…
Hi Elanea, was great to meet you tonight at the party. It's always fun meeting online contacts in the flesh.
At 3:24pm on July 17, 2009, Megatron said…
Thanks for the support there Elaena and congrats on your fellowship!
At 4:00pm on July 17, 2009, Megatron said…
Ahh CityRail, always throwing spanners in the works.

The 25th is good for me. Shall we go ahead and make it an event?
At 8:07pm on July 17, 2009, Megatron said…
Wow Elaena, you are amazing!

Such detail, its wonderful. I will go ahead and make it an event as well as posting it in the Girls and MTB specific groups so no-one feels left out.

Thanks so much for your help! I can't wait to get out there.
At 10:21am on August 7, 2009, Megatron said…
Hey Elaena,

Just wanted to check that you are still good for some MTB action tomorrow as planned?

Cheers,
Megan
At 12:42pm on August 7, 2009, Megatron said…
I am indeed still coming, very much looking forward to it as well!

I will jump on at Central to meet anyone who may also be coming along.

See you tomorrow, can't wait!
At 8:01pm on August 15, 2009, Nilgul Ertekin said…
Hi Elena
I don't remember to you :))
I'll waiting you and Elna to İstanbul I want to ride a bike with a day in Istanbul
Take care...
At 5:47pm on August 25, 2009, Lisa said…
Hi Elaena
cool. how did your dinner go? when are you off again?
if you posted some photos how would i find them?
i can't see any but im not sure where to look. i haven't quite mastered this site yet. and i can't work out how to put photos up myself. ill have to spend some time working it out... one day....
At 8:06am on November 3, 2009, Canberra Cyclist said…
Hi Elaena,

Just got onto Sydney cyclist. Working on cycling in Canberra now - what fun.

Very eager to hear all about the trip.

Christine
At 3:53pm on August 7, 2010, JasonD said…
Hi Elaena,
Let me know which images you're interested in and I send you higher res versions.
Cheers,
Jason.

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